I just arrived in Tunis four weeks ago and, after having terribly bad luck trying to rent two different apartments, I met a Tunisian man, now a friend, who helped me out. He found an apartment for me, took me to see it, talked with the owner, checked out the lease, took me to get it registered, and helped me buy furnishings. He also showed me around Tunis and gave me many useful tips about living here.
It occurred to me that this kind of service--a kind of culture brokering if you will-- could be very useful. . My friend speaks excellent English as well as Arabic and French, and he has lived in France.
Would you be interested and/or do you know others who have or would need this kind of assistance? All thoughts are welcome.