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shopping in tunisia

what shops is there in port el kantaoui ie for souveniers

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1. Re: shopping in tunisia

endless shops! some tacky some lovely!

lots of souveniers, lots of loads, ceramics etc

have a nice hol

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Returned last night.

There are loads of shops around the Marina area.

But, whatever you do don't pay the ticket price or the first price they tell you.

All the prices are heavily inflated, and need to be aiming at about third to a half of what they want to charge.

The shop keepers vary, some we found really friendly and had a good experience haggling prices with them.

They were still really friendly even when we didn't buy anything.

Others were quite arrogant if you just had a look and decided to move on.

Best to have a walkabout first see what you like, and then push the prices down, and tell them you've seen what you like at another place and that you will move on if they can't lower there price.

Most of all need to enjoy the experience, we did.

Even my 7 year old was doing his bit.

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Hi Teresa,

I agree on the whole with Mojaiq re the shops in PEK, however there is one government controlled shop in the round tower as you go into the marina area. The prices here are fixed and tend to be a lot lower than any other shopkeeper will ask you for (and therefor more realistic!).

If you take a taxi into Sousse or do the guided tour there is another very large version of this type of shop just around the corner from the bus station where they stock everything including full length kaftans from as little as 16 dinar (around £8).

We found the best price to start with on the haggling front in normal shops was a quarter of the asking price and never to pay above half. If you smile and joke while doing this most shopkeepers will enter into the fun, just don't let anyone intimidate you into paying over the odds, there is always another shop to try! Have fun, we did.

Regards Jill.

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Loadsa shops but everything is fake.Your Rep should confirm this.They do spoil the shopping by continually pestering but if your in the mood haggling can be fun.Have a good hol.

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Well - all the products on sale there are made for tourism, of course. If you look close, you can even find some products "Made in China" meanwhile.

In an artifical tourist town where almost no natives live, there won't be any demand for "normal" goods. :-)

To find a bigger selection, go to the weekly markets in Hammam-Sousse (friday/saturday) or Sousse (saturday/sunday).

The situation is bascially the same in the Medina of Sousse, at least in the "tourist roads" and along all tourist roads. Enter rather the shops where you see natives shopping (eg. "arab souk area" in the east of the medina and northeast of the medina), there you have a good chance to find any goods for normal prices.

For boutiques, walk away from the tourist zone a few streets into the suburbs of Khezama, Hammam-Sousse and Sahloul, there you will find plenty of shops without the tourist surcharge (ca. 300-500%).

See also this article on shopping:


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Is there anywhere in PEK that sells Tunisian Football shirts? I always try and buy a shirt when on holiday, something different to wear in the pub at home :-)

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