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How to Experience Tunisia From Home

We can understand if your plan to visit Tunisia has been delayed due to the recent international travel restrictions. We invite you to experience the sights, sounds and taste of Tunisia without leaving the comfort of your home. We hope that this might satisfy your wanderlust for now until you’re able to experience firsthand the beauty, history and culture that Tunisia has to offer.

Sights of Tunisia

Virtual Tour of Tunisia

You can still enjoy a virtual tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tunisia such as the El Jem Amphitheater which once hosts 35,000 spectators.

Amphitheatre of El Jem – 360° VR

Here are more 360° Panoramic VR photos: https://www.360cities.net/area/tunisia

Movies About Tunisia

Stream the French movie Arab Blues available on Netflix about Selma (Golshifteh Farahani), a therapist returning home to Tunis to set up a practice in her family home after a decade of living in Paris. This is a comedy about culture clash and reconnecting with your roots after outgrowing your own culture.

And of course, we can’t forget about the classic Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV) and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (Episode I) which were filmed in Tunisia. We have a Star Wars tour in Tunisia designed to take you to all the Star Wars film locations across the country.

Mos Espa from Star Wars Episode I
Mos Espa from Star Wars Episode I

Sounds of Tunisia

Tunisia Top 40 Music Chart

Listen to the Tunisia Top 40 Music Chart based on most watched music videos from Tunisia in January 2020: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMmVJHHEJ42-X1A63sBUQMjCcHQ6eAZNd

Taste of Tunisia

Tunisia food and dishes are delicious and a delight to cook! Here we will share a few of our favourite recipes:

Traditional Tunisian Couscous

You might have tasted couscous before, but the traditional Tunisian Couscous variation is unique in its own way. It is served with a broth made with vegetable and meat (typically fish, chicken or red meat). Here is one of our favourite receipes to cook the Tunisian Couscous: https://www.mosaicnorthafrica.com/recipe-for-tunisian-couscous/

Tunisan Tajine

The Tunisian Tajine is not to be mistaken with the Moroccan Tajine. It resembles more to the French quiche, but with its own Tunisian variation. Here’s one of our favourite recipes to cook the Tunisian Tajine: https://www.mosaicnorthafrica.com/tunisian-tajine-recipe/

Tunisian Brik

Tunisian Brik

One of the most traditional of Tunisian dishes is the Tunisian Brik. It is cooked with an egg and parsley wrapped in a thin wrapper called Malsouka. Some variations of the Tunisian Brik may have tuna inside. A visit to Tunisia is not complete without trying the Tunisian Brik. Here is one of our favorite recipes to cook the Tunisian Brik: https://www.mosaicnorthafrica.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-tunisian-brik/

Tunisian Harissa (Chili Paste)

Tunisian Harissa

Tasting the Tunisian Harissa is a must for all spice lovers. This Tunisian red chili paste has gained worldwide popularity over the years and you can even find some at your local Trader Joe’s today. Speak to any Tunisian and they will boast that the taste of homemade Tunisian Harissa is incomparable to store bought harissa. In fact, each family will have their own unique family recipe passed down through the generations. Here is one of our favourite recipes to cook the Tunisian Harissa: https://www.mosaicnorthafrica.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-tunisian-harrisa/

About the author

Joshua Mok is a cultural enthusiast and adventurer who can speak 6 different languages. Joshua currently lives in Tunisia and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. At Mosaic North Africa, Joshua is combining his business marketing expertise with his passion for travel to help others discover and enjoy the cultural and historical beauties of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.