It is well worth taking the time to experience life in Tunisia’s cities, where modern life blends in perfectly with tradition. Crowds of men and women wander through the souks and markets, pull up a chair in the outdoor cafes that line the modern avenues. In the bustling medinas, you can discover the peace and quiet of restored old houses, their patios decorated with ceramics, their salons equipped with comfy sofas. Some have been converted into guesthouses, tearooms and art galleries. Others have been transformed into restaurants where you can discover all the different aspects of Tunisian cuisine: sunshine on a plate, where you can choose between lamb and sea bream or grouper, almonds complement chilli and rosebuds, and where olive oil is combined with carefully chosen spices.