Has anyone been to Tunis lately or since the 2011 revolution? I've read such diverse reports from many travelers and can't find a decent website to answer any key questions. Is it safe to use the local trains/trams? Do taxi drivers try to rip off tourists? Are Euros accepted by taxis and at the museums and sites? Do restaurants accept credit cards?
We will be arriving at La Goulette cruise port and I cannot even determine if there are ATM (Bank o Mat) machines there in order to get Dinars. There is no exchange desk at the port.
We prefer touring on our own so we can spend the time necessary to really visit Carthage and the Bardo Museum. We also are hoping to walk through the Medina and the town of Sidi Abu Said but have no interest in bartering or buying anything. Most organized tours take you shopping and spend little time on the history. Individual private tours are too expensive. I've read that some taxis agree to a price and then extort more money later or refuse to return you to the port. It looks like the train is the best option but Dinars are required and they cannot be taken out of the country so we would need to either find an exchange or just leave it behind.
Anyone out there have any recommendations? I'm open to all ideas except the ship's shore excursion. The only visit the baths at Carthage and nothing else. Thanks!