Sousse is the centre for some of the fastest advancing investment schemes of Tunisia. All along the northern beach, modern hotels have been, and are still being, built. They all come in the same fashion: Hotel with bar, restaurant and swimming pool. If you cross the main road, you're right on the beach. The beach strip closest to the centre of Sousse is extremely crowded, mainly by Tunisians, coming here as full sized families. It's easy to get in contact with people here, and the attitude is easygoing.
The medina of Sousse is a pleasure in many ways. It is clearly one of Tunisia's finest, even if it is not very large. But what there is, is charming and relaxed. Hustling is not a problem, and women can walk easily around.
Most of the old city's alleyways are covered, either by tiles, ceiling girder or big eaves. Sousse has earlier had a well-deserved reputation of being a place where the shopkeepers will fool you no matter what you buy ' that is no longer true, as more and more shops have fixed, and reasonable, prices. Still there are immature vendors, trying to lure you into their shops making you believe that the price is much lower than it is. There is only one thing to do with such fools: walk away