TS Update-(Egypt..Ramadan)

Greetings Expats,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and finding time to have some fun.  I’ve taken a few day trips here in Tunisia, but I am very excited about traveling on Thursday and visiting family in the United States.  Looking forward to 30 days of family, food, and reconnection.  

Egypt Factor

Jan 2011...how fast things change
Jan 2011…how fast things change.

We are following the situation in Egypt closely and we’ve been posting articles & updates on the Tunisia Security Update Facebook Page.  Although there’s so much commentary on how the developing situation in Egypt will have a direct impact here, Mr. Mourad Teyeb article Why Tunisia is NOT Egypt, allows us to take a deep breath.

Regarding the situation in Tunisia he points out that “net progress has been achieved over security, consumer prices and investment.”  He goes on to highlight  that with “events in Egypt turning to deadly clashes, Tunisians will think very hard before supporting any action against the democratic process in their country“.  

Now I know that I will receive a lot of hate mail from some of my Tunisian readers…but the man makes a point.  

Ramadan Begins Wednesday, July 10th

Well it’s that time of the year again so if you’re going to be in Tunis during Ramadan remember to activate your Expat awareness.  

Last year TunisiaLive reported that in the tourist area of Cite Ennasr, police officers were harassing cafe and restaurant owners who were open during the day. All indicators point that this year Ramadan will be even more “conservative” in terms of enforcement & the general flow of things.  

Also remember that during Ramadan the number of vehicle accidents increase and people are less patient so be on your best Expat behavior.  Still, Tunisians are gracious hosts and people find many ways to enjoy themselves during Ramadan.  

Summer Break

I will keep posting updates on the Facebook page and Twitter feed.  As always I appreciate all the emails and support.  We have many challenges ahead and I will do my best to provide the Expat community with practical & relevant security updates.  


Let’s stay in touch…

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