Hotels don't seem to mind you drinking in their bars, even if you're not staying there.
One con trick that you might run into is the "I'm the waiter from your hotel" one, where they pretend that they remember from the hotel (or wherever) and then offer to show you around. Really they just want to take you to shops that'll pay them commission, so just ignore them, as they're lying.
I find that its easiest to haggle if I decide what I think I want to pay for something and then start by offering about half that, and not going higher than the amount I wanted to pay (this is flexible though). Remember that it's not rude not to buy something if you think it's too expensive, no matter how the seller tries to make you feel!
Have a Great trip!!!
Be sure to give us a report when you get back. I'd like to visit Tunesia, so I'd be interested to hear how you like it there, etc.
I have been to Tunisia in December 2003 and I found it quite safe. As in all other countries, there are obnoxious and annoying people, especially the ones that try to sell you stuff.
But if you use common sense you should be fine. I can't comment too much on the cities as I spent nearly all my time travelling to the Desert and in the Desert itself, as I did a 4 day camel trip around Sabria. I only spent one day in Sousse.
Just make sure if you're travelling that you have enough time to wait until the Louage (The mini bus taxi) is full and don't end up paying for all the seats. If for any reason you want them to leave without being full they charge you for the empty seats.
And one thing I discovered about the people who try to sell you Desert Trips or anything similar, it works if you tell them that you already booked one and you already paid for it. After I said that, they lost interest quite quickly.
Hope this helps.
Glad to hear you had such a Great trip!!!
Sounds like you had a great time, glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks guys!Yeah I had a ball!
Might travel to Tunis someday again!
What's next? Where do you want to visit on your next trip?