Tunisia is the perfect blend of sea, sunshine and culture, combined with a beautiful coastline and golden sands. Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, is a modern Arab city, built on an old fortified town. Wander through the narrow alleyways of the medina, bargaining with the store-owners, then promenade in the Ville Nouvelle with its wide, tree-lined boulevards. Visit El Jem’s Roman amphitheatre which was built to hold up to 35,000 spectators – one of the largest in the world at that time. The amphitheatre is in better condition than the Colosseum in Rome, and it is easy to imagine gladiators fighting whilst you walk around this ancient monument. The other main draw to Tunisia is, of course, the legendary ancient city of Carthage, which now lies in ruins. The many archaeological sites and museums in this city make it a must-see for ancient history lovers and an interesting stop off even for those who are not. Venture to Tozeur and cross Chott el Jerid, a large snowy white salt sheet and see the eerie landscapes with a silence that pierces through.