What To Wear In Tunisia
To sum it up - This is a Muslim country, so cover up
- Travel in a Muslim country is very different from Europe or North America. Short tops, short skirts/shorts, tight or body revealing clothes etc. should be avoided altogether.
- Cotton or other natural fibre shirts or t-shirts, teamed with cotton trousers or ankle length skirts are good and remember to cover your shoulders or you will be looked at.
- Keep clothing loose - it has the advantage of keeping you cooler anyway and you will get less unwanted attention.
- Make sure you take comfy footwear for daytime and it is best to avoid heels - flat sandals for the evenings and preferably closed in shoes for the day as the streets are often uneven and dusty. We really like Hotter shoes, as they're so comfortable but light and stylish too.
- If you're planing a trip into the dunes, take along a scarf or sarong to tie around your face to keep out the blowing sand.
- When visiting any religious sites, use your pashmina shawl to cover your shoulders and bare legs.
- Don’t drink or even brush your teeth in tap water. Consider taking a waterstraw water purifier or safe water drinking bottle.
- Keep bottled water out of the sun as the plastic bottles can release dioxins when they heat up, which is not healthy. An alternative is to use a 100% BPA-free foldable water bottle. Reusing your water bottle will also help you do your bit for the planet - millions of plastic water bottles end up in landfill every year.
- Stay healthy on your trip - travellers' diarrhoea can affect as many as 50% of people travelling abroad. We've tried and recommend Bimuno Travel Aid pastilles to help support your digestive health. And WhatToWearOnHoliday readers can claim a great 10% discount on Bimuno using code WHBIMUA at their checkout.
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