I have had received questions from participants about the dress code for various parts of our trip to Tunisia. This is useful information that I am sharing with everyone. I will send a further post later in the week with some last minute details of the programme.
I am looking forward to seeing you all next week.
If you have any questions before the trip please send them in – and if appropriate I will share my answers with the whole group.
Would it be appropriate to wear sleeveless cotton dresses in Tunis? Or do upper arms need to be covered. Also, I am assuming Bermuda shorts would be okay to wear.
In my experience the people in Tunisia are relaxed about tourists, and in any tourist area you can wear what you are used to.
However, in the streets of Tunis and Kairouan, and certainly in the Medina areas, it is best to have long trousers, skirts etc. and not be sleeveless (or a shawl) in order not to offend and bring attention to ourselves.
Just wondering if have to wear a skirt for Shabbat on Djerba or whether can get away with trousers – any thoughts?
The community in Djerba is a very traditional community and a skirt/dress would be appropriate. If we want to community to receive us on Shabbat, we will need to respect their norms in terms of travel, photography, dress etc. More on this next week when we are in Djerba!
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