Best vacation of my life was when I spent two weeks in Tunisia. Loved the country and the people. Spent time in Tunis and you are right, a very cosmopolitan city. The US Embassy was sponsering a weeklong event based on the life and writings of Mark Twain. I will never forget the lines of Tunisians waiting to see the speakers. But then again, this was in the eighties, when American values were celebrated and not disavowed and apologized for.