It would have been a great pleasure to return, but unfortunately I decided not to spend my vacations there this year.
I don’t like to be in Tunisia during the Ramadan period. It used to be welcoming and tolerant: cafés and restaurants used to be open and would welcome anyone. The situation has changed over the last three years; it has become more difficult for people like me who do not fast to find a place to go during the day and to my despair, people have become less tolerant vis-à-vis those who are Tunisians and who do not fast.
One of my friends told me that the situation has become worse this year.
I left Tunis shortly before Ramadan so I am not sure how tangible the change is, but I do wonder whether it is a region-wide phenomena and what the catalysts could be.
Has Ramadan become more intense in previously liberal countries? Is the disdain for non-fasting increasing, or does a nonchalance pervade?
On another note, Nascity has a rather delightful visual guide to Ramadan, here.