Tozeur

What is Tozeur known for?


massive number

words like 'seatbelts' and 'driver speaks English' and anything else you find important. All this may be promised, but if you pay in advance in full, it will probably not be delivered. If you have your own car, or a rental car, there is no reason you cannot do most, or all of this journey. All but a 100 m shortcut to Mides is on paved roads, and if you simply do not take the shortcut, you will be fine. Getting lost is nearly impossible, and following the massive number of tour companies will get


tough

... in hope of work in the Tourism sector. The phosphate mines are no longer productive and the government opted to sell them to European investors, who chose to let go of thousands of workers as the first step to rehabilitating them. Unfortunately this influx caused problems to Tozeur, where the unemployment rate and crimes skyrocketed. Overall the region, and Tozeur in particular, is going through a tough time. The region is embracing the very unstable tourism economy


traditional agricultural

and shying away from its traditional agricultural based economy that provided security for centuries. If history is any indication for the region, during the first Gulf War the sector suffered tremendously with a loss of large number of workers and an increase in unmployment. The same happened twice during September 11, 2001 attacks and the current Iraq war. Banking and money The city is served by all Tunisian banks. One can find easily banks, ATMs, and money exchange offices. Most


local medical

was improvised, as was the entire plane fight. During shooting of that scene, Ford tore his cruciate ligament in his left leg as a wheel went over his knee, but he did not accept local medical help and simply put ice over it. The fight scenes in the town were filmed in Kairouan; by then Ford was suffering from dysentery and did not want to film a lengthy fight scene in which Indiana uses his whip to fight off a swordsman. He said to Spielberg "Let's just shoot the fucker." Spielberg agreed, scrapped the rest of the fight scene, and filmed the gag of Indiana quickly gunning down the swordsman. Dmoz:Regional Africa Tunisia Localities Tozeur wikipedia:Tozeur


stone buildings

person. The 4x4's hold 6+ people, so if you have a group of four or more, simply hire the whole 4x4 for yourself - about 120-150 dinar. The allure of these three villages is that they were abandoned during floods in 1969, and offer a window to what life was like in oasis villages back then. In reality, the mud and stone buildings are unoccupied and falling down, tourists swarm the sites in hordes, and local children will offer to sell you crystals throughout your journey. The sites are still


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local projects

of irrigation canals supported a delicate ecological system of endemic fishes and small animals, most of them either gone now or severely endangered with no protection. # The second part of these local projects is the initiation of new (young) oases around town. Very poor planning, corruption, and disregard to local traditions meant a futile effort at best. These oases' productivity is very low and their future highly unstable. thumb right 280px Dar Cherait Museum (Image:Dar Cherait.jpg) This situation is slowly leading to the decay of the old oasis (due to salinity, poor planning, lack of skilled workers, etc...) with productivity plummeting and the health and future of the oases questionable. The overall region, not only Tozeur, is seeing a large influx of unemployed workers and their families (some of them native to the Tozeur area, but migrated in search of jobs decades earlier), that are migrating from the once rich Phosphate region of Metlaoui, Gafsa, Oum Lerrayess, etc... in hope of work in the Tourism sector. The phosphate mines are no longer productive and the government opted to sell them to European investors, who chose to let go of thousands of workers as the first step to rehabilitating them. Unfortunately this influx caused problems to Tozeur, where the unemployment rate and crimes skyrocketed. Overall the region, and Tozeur in particular, is going through a tough time. The region is embracing the very unstable tourism economy and shying away from its traditional agricultural based economy that provided security for centuries. If history is any indication for the region, during the first Gulf War the sector suffered tremendously with a loss of large number of workers and an increase in unmployment. The same happened twice during September 11, 2001 attacks and the current Iraq war. Banking and money The city is served by all Tunisian banks. One can find easily banks, ATMs, and money exchange offices. Most Western money is accepted directly (albeit not legal, one needs to exchange his money first). Most credit cards, like VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club International, are also honored in hotels, restaurants, and artisans shops. Sport Tozeur has a football club who plays in the First Professional Federation Of Football in Tunisia, the team is called LPST Tozeur. In 2010 2011 season the club almost made it to the First Professional Federation of Football. Famous people thumb right 300px Aboul-Qacem Echebbi Echebbi (Image:Tozeur AQChebbi.jpg) statue at Ras al-Ain (Tozeur) * Aboul-Qacem Echebbi ( Dmoz:Regional Africa Tunisia Localities Tozeur wikipedia:Tozeur


multiple natural

worthwhile, though the journey there may be more spectacular than the villages - you drive into the Atlas mountains, and are only 1 km from Algeria. Multiple natural swimming pools and waterfalls are along the drive. Bring swimming trunks and a towel. If you do go, and are up for a hike, a beautiful 4.5 km gorge runs from Mides to Tamerza, and is worth the walk. Hiring a guide should cost no more than 40-50 dinar total (per guide), though they may price the hike per person. Syndicated, official


agricultural based

and shying away from its traditional agricultural based economy that provided security for centuries. If history is any indication for the region, during the first Gulf War the sector suffered tremendously with a loss of large number of workers and an increase in unmployment. The same happened twice during September 11, 2001 attacks and the current Iraq war. Banking and money The city is served by all Tunisian banks. One can find easily banks, ATMs, and money exchange offices. Most Western money is accepted directly (albeit not legal, one needs to exchange his money first). Most credit cards, like VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club International, are also honored in hotels, restaurants, and artisans shops. Sport Tozeur has a football club who plays in the First Professional Federation Of Football in Tunisia, the team is called LPST Tozeur. In 2010 2011 season the club almost made it to the First Professional Federation of Football. Famous people thumb right 300px Aboul-Qacem Echebbi Echebbi (Image:Tozeur AQChebbi.jpg) statue at Ras al-Ain (Tozeur) * Aboul-Qacem Echebbi ( Dmoz:Regional Africa Tunisia Localities Tozeur wikipedia:Tozeur


main contribution

. Ironically, Saheb-Alhimar started his revolution by implanting his spear in the very same door few years earlier. * Ibn Chabbat (ابن شباط) AKA Mohamed Ben Ali Ben Mohamed Ben Ali, (October 16, 1221 – June 17, 1285 in Tozeur), is a writer, historian, engineer and a respected Tunisian social figure in the 13th century. Ibn Chabbat's main contribution and legacy is an open surface canals system for equitable water distribution in the oasis that is still in use nowadays. * Ibn al-Kardabūs

Tozeur

thumb 260px Sahara (Image:Tozeur 1.jpg) around Tozeur

'''Tozeur''' ( , Berber (Berber language): Tuzer ⵜⵓⵣⴻⵔ) is an oasis and a city in south west Tunisia. The city is located North West of Chott el-Djerid, in between this Chott and the smaller Chott el-Gharsa. It is the capital of the Tozeur Governorate.

With hundreds of thousands of palm trees, Tozeur is a large oasis. The date (Date palm)s that are exported from Tozeur are very well known. In ancient times, before the advent of motorized vehicles, the oasis was important for the transportation through the Sahara, which took place in caravan (Caravan (travellers))s. The name of the city in antiquity was Tusuros, it was an important Roman outpost.

In the medina (medina quarter) (old city) of Tozeur, one can find traditional architecture, fashion and workmanship. Like elsewhere in Tunisia, the local population is generally very hospitable towards tourists, and there are also many tourist facilities. From Tozeur one can make trips on a camel, explore the Sahara Desert (Sahara) and get to know the Chott el-Djerid, where one can see Fata Morgana mirages (Fata Morgana (mirage)).

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