Tunis - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

We mostly did things with our family and a few expat friends - going to the beach, going on hikes, or renting houses. - Jan 2024

BBQs, going to beach bars or restaurants, going away for the weekend. Lots of sports clubs. - Jun 2022

Restaurants, beach trips. There is plenty for everyone. - Nov 2020

Bonfires on the beach, renting an AirBNB, traveling, and seeing Carthage. - May 2020

Home parties, Marine House events, and trips to beach resorts and historical sites. - Nov 2015

Not much! Eating out is about it... - Nov 2014

Lots of dinners and parties among expats, dinners out at local restaurants. - Jul 2013

No bars. Only men go to the coffee houses. No malls. And there are only about 5 good restaurants, which are about $30-$59 per person. - Jun 2013

There are expat clubs, Hash House Harriers, country clubs, and embassy community clubs. The Embassy itself does wine and cheese parties, bunco, triva nights, bbqs, Marine house parties, holiday parties. - Feb 2012

Not much. There are a handful of bars, but they tend to be male-dominated and rather expensive. Most entertaining was in people's homes. - Oct 2011

Our social life consisted almost entirely of parties/dinner parties at our friends' houses. We found it incredibly difficult to make Tunisian friends. The culture is very closed in many ways, so the Tunisians really stuck to themselves. - Jul 2010

There are many clubs and restaurants, but nothing gets started until really late compared to in the US. And expect Tunisians to be late ALL the time. If a wedding invitation says it starts at 8pm, don't show up until 10 at the earliest or you will be waiting around all alone. - May 2010

Most entertaining is done at home. There are a few great restaurants and nice local hotels where you can have a great time. - Jan 2010

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