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Tunisia

Tataouine, in southern Tunisia, is famous for the trogolodyte buildings of the native Berber population. It’s so other-worldly, that director George Lucas used it as a backdrop for one of his Star Wars films.

The ‘Festival of the Ksour Saharien’ is a music and cultural festival held in the desert. It’s the perfect opportunity to experience Berber culture first-hand.

Djerba is also known as the ‘Island of the Lotus-Eaters’, where Odysseus almost lost his men to the seductive honey-sweet fruit. It’s also where I discovered the wonderful silver-smithing of the Berbers.

Read my features on the travel pages of the Time Out website, and in the trade travel magazine Selling Longhaul.

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