Having Summer Fun in Tunisia: Part 2

By |July 15th, 2014|

In last week’s post on summer in Tunisia, I wrote about a few things to take advantage of during this unique season of the year.  Though there are many positive aspects of the Tunisian summer, there are also a few challenges that are important to think about during your summer travels.

1) Extreme heat and […]

The Islamic ‘Call to Prayer’ in Jordan and Tunisia.

By |July 15th, 2014|

If you have traveled to a Muslim country or preparing to visit one, you either have heard the ‘Call to Prayer’ or are about to. You don’t even have to be in a Muslim country to hear the ‘Call to Prayer’. Perhaps you have heard it in the U.K. or the U.S.?

We’re often asked what is being […]

Having Summer Fun in Tunisia: Part 1

By |July 8th, 2014|

Summer has officially arrived in Tunisia.  The hot Mediterranean sun is at its strongest, skies are blue, children are off from school, and weekends are spent at the beach (for those who live close enough!). Summer is a special time of year in Tunisia, just like in many countries of the world.  It might […]

50th Annual Carthage Festival – Tunisia

By |June 23rd, 2014|

Come join us from July 10 – August 16 for the 50th Annual Carthage Festival (Festival International de Carthage).

Internationally renowned artists like Yanni & Nancy Ajram will perform at Tunisia’s premier festival held in a Roman amphitheater in the historical city of Carthage.

 

Passport Power

By |June 23rd, 2014|

It was a warm day in Indonesia, like most of them are.  Sitting on a bamboo bench, I pulled my American passport out of my front pocket to stop it from sticking to my leg. Glancing at the eyes of my local benchmate, I realized that they were locked not on me, the strange […]

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    Get Off the Bus and Stay Awhile: Moving Beyond Pictures in Chenini, Tunisia

Get Off the Bus and Stay Awhile: Moving Beyond Pictures in Chenini, Tunisia

By |June 6th, 2014|

Since tours began operating in Tunisia in the 1970′s, Chenini has been a main stop in Tunisia’s desert south.  If you see pictures of Chenini, you’ll understand why.  This picturesque Berber village is one of many such villages in Tunisia’s south where the inhabitants built the village hundreds of years ago by literally digging […]

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    Jordan Olive Harvest Tour – Engaging Cultures Travel – Press Release

Jordan Olive Harvest Tour – Engaging Cultures Travel – Press Release

By |May 19th, 2014|

Engaging Cultures Travel announces the launch of their Jordan Olive Harvest Tour.
“After 3 years of hosting our ‘Olive Harvest Day Experience’, we decided it was time to create a multi-day tour with the Jordan olive harvest as the focal point,” says Daniel Robards, Engaging Cultures Travel’s co-founder.  “Year after year we were reminded that […]

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    Tunisia Culinary Experience: Come for the Food, Stay for the Friendship.

Tunisia Culinary Experience: Come for the Food, Stay for the Friendship.

By |April 30th, 2014|

Food is an amazing way to connect with a culture.  There is inevitably an exchange that takes place: Travelers discover tasty new foods for the first time, and those who cooked them are honored to see guests enjoy the cuisine so connected with their country.  Tunisia, with its long history of Mediterranean culinary influences, […]

Turkish Baths (Hammam) in Tunisia.

By |April 28th, 2014|

Saunas in Finland, bastus in Sweden, banyas in Russia, hammams in Tunisia.  The names and methods are different, but the essentials are the same:  Water, steam, and sweat.  Hammams (translated as “Turkish baths” in English) play an important role in Tunisia’s past and present culture.  They were introduced by the Romans, and the Ottoman […]

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    National Geographic Traveler names Jordan Insider one of the 50 Tours of a Lifetime

National Geographic Traveler names Jordan Insider one of the 50 Tours of a Lifetime

By |April 10th, 2014|

See the world with new eyes.
This is why we crafted the Jordan Insider tour.
Rob, a recent guest of ours in Jordan who has traveled to over 20 countries around the globe said “I can say without exaggeration that the week-long itinerary put together for my group by Engaging Cultures was among the best travel […]