Removals From Dublin, Ireland To Tunisia

Dublin to Tunisia


Is a North African country located on the Mediterranean coast with a population of around 11 million most of whom now live in towns and cities. Somewhere between 1.5 and 2 million live in the capital city Tunis. Other major cities are Sfax which has a French feel left over from its colonial heritage and Sousse which is a popular area with tourists. The official language is Arabic but French is also widely spoken and understood. The weather as you might imagine very different from Dublin. Expect  hot dry summers temperatures in spring and autumn that will feel more like a good Irish Summer.



Getting there is easy and some airlines including Air France offer direct flights from Dublin to Tunis. Getting all your belongings there is more tricky so you should make should to choose an international removals company who have lots of international shipping experience. Get cracking can offer an all-round service to ensure that your move is as straightforward and stress-free as possible.



You will most likely have to rent somewhere to stay as foreigners are not allowed to buy property. However, once you are established in the country you might be able to buy a house with the help of a local friend. Always take legal advice when doing business in unfamiliar countries to ensure you don’t accidentally fall foul of the law or lose out financially.


Work and Education

It is not easy for foreigners to find work as they cannot be employed to do a job that could be done by a local Tunisian. There are however exceptions for people working for foreign businesses and offshore companies.


There are both private and public schools as well as a number of well-established international and American school where lessons are taught in English. Your choice might depend on how long you are planning to stay, and how important it is for your child to learn the local language.



The currency is The Tunisian Dinar which is non-convertible so you will need a local bank account to manage your finances. You will find that the cost of living is considerably lower than in Europe.


Here are some sample prices (100 TND = about 30 Euros)

Lunch in a restaurant: 16

Dozen eggs : 2-3

Kilo of tomatoes: 2-3

Small Chicken:  5-6



Public health care is available if you are a resident and eligibility depends on who long you have worked in the preceding months. It doesn’t cover all services so you may want to consider private health care. If you are going there to work your employer may offer a private health care scheme. Make sure to bring documentation from your doctor for any prescribed medication you might need to bring. Otherwise, they could be confiscated when you arrive.


Local Customs

Tunisia is an Islamic country which is reflected in many of the laws, customs, and traditions. You should get a good  understating before you go  to avoid causing offence or even breaking the law. In more urban areas people tend to be more westernized so a lot depends on which part of the country you are living in.


If you need any information you can call one of our friendly professional staff to discuss your requirements.

Motorcycle Shipping From Dublin – What Is The Best Way?

Shipping your motorcycle abroad is a big undertaking. Not only is it a valuable piece of equipment, but your motorcycle probably also means a lot to you personally. If you need to send it abroad you may be understandably anxious about what could happen to it along the way. Here are some of the things you need to keep in mind to be sure that it gets to its destination safely.

Air Land or sea

The first thing you need to decide is how it will be transported. This will depend on your budget and how much time you have available. Shipping by road and/or sea is obviously going to take a lot longer than sending it by air – a matter of weeks compared to hours, depending on its destination. But the difference in cost is considerable. If you can’t stretch to the cost of air transport, you need to plan well ahead to allow for the extra time and be prepared to be without your bike for a longer time.


Choosing a shipping company

Look for a specialist international removal company or one with plenty of experience in that area who can answer any questions you might have. Once you decide, get a quote and remember to include the cost of crating and any additional paperwork so that you know how much it is going to cost. You might want to compare a few quotes before you make up your mind


Getting the motorcycle ready for its journey

Good preparation is the key to success. Here are a few pointers to think about:


  • Start by removing all accessories and attachments. Also and make sure the bike is clean and free of any dirt
  • Don’t have too much fuel in the tank. You want to have enough to drive the bike away when you pick it up but shouldn’t be shipping it with a full tank. A quarter full is okay but avoid having more than that.
  • Take photographs of the motorcycle from different angles and make note of any damage such as dents or scratches. Hopefully, your bike will arrive in good condition but in the unfortunate event that it appears to have been damaged, you will be able to show that that the damage happened during transit.
  • Check that you have adequate insurance either through your own insurers or through your shipping company. If not, consider buying additional coverage.


Next, think about how it will be loaded.

If your vehicle is particularly valuable you might want to pay extra to have it crated individually. This will give it extra protection and minimize the chance of damage. Alternatively, it can be sent uncrated and will be stowed with other motorcycles being transported. For stability and security, it should be supported by blocks and braces.


With planning, preparation and most importantly, the assistance of a reliable and professional shipping company your motorcycle’s journey, where the by road, sea or air should go smoothly.

Removals To Philadelphia USA From Dublin Ireland

Why move to Philadelphia?

Removals To Philadelphia

Removals To Philadelphia

Philadelphia is located in the state of Pennsylvania. With Washington DC and New York only a couple of hours away, it is a busy vibrant city with lots to offer. Famous for the Liberty Hall where the declaration of independence was signed, its name means the city of brotherly love.

The weather is generally warmer than Ireland, with summer days averaging around 26°C and winters rarely dropping below 2°C.


Relocating to a new city is always a big step, but moving to a new continent will require a much higher level of planning. To keep things as easy as possible and avoid stress choose a reputable professional  International Moving company with plenty of experience in international removals. At Get Cracking we can provide all the help you need.


Before you decide to move, here are some of the things you might want to think about.



Housing costs depend on which part of the city you decide to live in. Renting out of the city center is cheaper and there are many lovely suburbs to choose from. Flats start around €1000 for one bedroom in the city center. But the same type of property out side the city centre starts at € 650.



You may well be moving to take up a new job, but if not, employment prospects are good – assuming you have the necessary paperwork. The top industries are construction and manufacturing. Local government is a major employer and new companies are increasingly expanding into the city.


Family life

Philadelphia is a great city for families. You will enjoy outings to museums and the zoo and a  rich cultural life thanks to the city’s excellent theatres and concert halls. One of the most popular places for families to live is Chestnut Hill which has excellent schools and parks.


Eating and drinking

You will find first class bars and restaurants throughout the city offering a range of different cuisines. And if you feel homesick you can always drop into one of the city’s many Irish pubs

Expect to pay €10 – €18 for a meal in one of the cheaper restaurant: €2.50 – €4.00 for a pint of local beer.



The city’s transport includes trains and buses as well as trolley buses which are like trams which do not run on rails. You can save money by buying all day and season tickets and family passes. It is the perfect  city for cyclists, with 435 miles of cycle lanes.


You can drive with your European driving license initially but will need to get an American one within 12 months or 30 days if you are a student.


Planning your next step


Once you have made up your mind it is time to start planning your move. At Get Cracking we have the experience to help you. Our services include:

  • Part load and full load
  • Courier and pallet service,
  • Container shipments.


Visit our website and arrange to speak to one of our friendly staff who will help you to make all the arrangements for a successful move.