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Sidi Bou Said
Since our time in Sidi Bou Said is limited, all we can do is walk the main street, taking the odd diversion here and there, to look at the architecture and admire the views.
Originally a place of pilgrimage for visitors to the tomb of the 13th-century Sufi holy man from whom it takes its name, Sidi Bou Said's signature colours of white walls with blue ...
... fine as long as they stay in their own yard.
It would be nice if the world was such that could sort out the whole thing by playing "The Who Do Love More Game" but that isn't the way it works in the real world. If you asked someone "so which of the former Yugoslav people do you love the most?" you'd probably end up with an answer like "uhh, I don't know, but I'll tell you who I hate. I hate those _________ *******s!!!" And its important ...
Finally I get to visit the capital of Tunisia - Tunis
we travelled by louage for 3 hours from Sfax to here, my friend Priit has spotted that the city is actually pretty similar to Berlin, one main big street called Habbi Bouruiba stretching from the Medina to Marine train station (TGM) with squares and fountains in between the road. The whole road might take up to 30mins by walking.
Due to the riot yesterday, which appearantely one ...
... Really liked it, pity we had no time to explore it a bit more.
The Medina of Tunis was an amazing experience! Very busy, huge, very exotic and felt more authentic than the one in Sousse. Quite frankly the one in Sousse seems more like a man-made attraction, almost a shopping centre for tourists when compared to the one in Tunis.
Not sure if it's lack of initial fear or more experience but we enjoyed it a lot more this time, didn't get as ...
... and quite enjoyed being in this sleepy village. It is high in the hills so has a great view (especially from the fort at the top of the hill) and doesn’t get too hot. We pointed people in the direction of the fort and then headed down hill to find the internet and some food. On the way here we had driven through Haidra. Haidra is a site of Roman ruins which was built by Septimus Severus (still sounding like a name from Harry Potter), and it ...