Cairo is justly world-famous for its proximity to the Pyramids of Giza, its many souks, and its rich cuisine. But for a fraction of the cost and with fewer tourists, you can see magnificent ancient ruins in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, about 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers) west along the Mediterranean coast. Here you can tour the ruins of Carthage, or, with more time, visit locales made famous as the planet Tatooine in Star Wars. The city itself, though, is also a star. Eat couscous, lounge on one of the many beaches, or visit the Bardo National Museum, home to over 8,000 works that span the history of the area.