[ VLOG ] Family Vacation in Djerba, Tunisia: An Oasis of Tranquility and Culture

Last year our family spent a whole 2 weeks in Tunisia, North Africa. It was our first time and absolutely there will be another trips to visit the country again.

In part of itinerary, besides visited a big cities in Tunisia, we also went and spent our stay in the island of Djerba.

Located off the country's southern coast, Djerba is often referred to as the "island of dreams" - and after spending a few days there, I can see why.

From the moment we arrived ( we drove by rented car and driver from Sousse to Djerba ); we were enchanted by Djerba's laid-back pace and unique blend of Arab, Mediterranean, and African influences. The island is dotted with traditional white-washed buildings, palm tree-lined streets, and stunning sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see.

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One of the highlights of our trip was exploring the ancient town of Houmt Souk. This vibrant marketplace was a feast for the senses, with vendors selling everything from brightly colored ceramics and handwoven rugs to fragrant spices and fresh produce. We loved getting lost in the maze of alleyways, popping into local shops, and practicing our bargaining skills. We ended up bought a several handmade ceramic that we using it daily at our home.

Of course, no trip to Djerba would be complete without spending time at the beach. We stayed at a lovely resort along the island's southern coast, where we whiled away countless hours swimming, sunbathing, and building sandcastles. The water was a stunning turquoise blue, and the sunsets were simply breathtaking.

There were several vendor selling some desert rose and also if you are interested, you can make a photo or ride a camel by the sea.

In between our adventures, we also made sure to indulge in the local cuisine. Djerban dishes are a delicious fusion of Tunisian, Mediterranean, and North African flavors. We sampled everything from hearty lamb tagines and fresh seafood to flaky baklava and mint tea.

Overall, our family vacation in Djerba ( and Tunisia as a country ) was a truly unforgettable experience. The island's natural beauty, rich history, and warm hospitality left a lasting impression on all of us. We can't wait to return and explore more of this hidden gem in Tunisia.

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☀️ Here are some of the top things to see and do in Djerba:

1. Houmt Souk: This is the main town on the island and a bustling marketplace. Explore the narrow streets, browse the traditional handicraft shops, and try local Tunisian cuisine.

2. Guellala: This village is famous for its traditional pottery and ceramics. Visit the workshops and watch the skilled artisans at work.

3. Djerbahood: This outdoor museum features vibrant, street art-style murals painted by local and international artists, transforming the walls of the village into a colorful and visually stunning gallery.

4. Isla de los Lotos (Island of the Lotus-Eaters): According to Greek mythology, this island was home to the lotus-eaters, who were entranced by the lotus fruit and forgot about their homeland. Explore the tranquil island and its charming fishing villages.

5. Synagogue of El Ghriba: This ancient synagogue is one of the oldest in Africa and a significant pilgrimage site for Jews. Admire the intricate tile work and architectural details.

6. Flamingo Observation Point: Head to this spot to catch a glimpse of the vibrant pink flamingos that inhabit the island's salt marshes and lagoons.

7. Djerba Explore: This open-air museum showcases the traditional architecture, crafts, and way of life of the Djerbian people, providing a glimpse into the island's cultural heritage.

8. Beaches: Djerba is known for its beautiful, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Spend time relaxing on the beach, swimming, or engaging in water sports.

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