Tunisia is an oasis of stability and calm lying between Libya and Algeria, two countries troubled by terrorism and civil war. You would be forgiven for thinking you were in the South of France rather than in Africa, with its open and cosmopolitan feel. Sensible planning, timed development and openness to the world, instigated in the 1980s, have helped to create a progressive and flourishing country against the odds. This is the story of how one strikingly beautiful country, with few resources, geographically positioned in a notably troubled neighbourhood, has achieved an economic miracle. The author offers her first-hand experiences of travelling in this stunning country, relaying throughout her journey not only Tunisia's visible achievements but also the people and their mind set. Tunisia is a fine example of a living success story for the tourist as well as the social scientist.