Hotel Sidi Bou Fares
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... ironwork combined with pink bougainvillea, make it look more like a painting.
Perhaps that’s why it was so attractive to European artists and writers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Gide described staying there as "bathing in a fluid, mother-of-pearl sedative". During his visit in 1914 Klee, whose work had normally been confined ...
... shot to death by the police, there were barriers and barbed wires everywhere on the streets, some of the squares are protected by tanks and the army so Tunis is not dangerous to travel at all even at night.
We dropped our luggage in the youth hostel in the Medina which only cost us 8 dinar per night (4 Euros) in a room of 6 then we went to take the TGM and travelled to Sidi Bou Said, It is an area with beautiful white houses with light blue doors and ...
... views of Tunis Gulf and Sidi Bou Said (with a good zoom:)). You can also see the back of the president's Zine El Abidine Ben Ali mosque in Carthage (called El Abidine Mosque).
Our last site in Carthage was the Punic Carthage with the Museum. A much smaller site but again offers some interesting views of the original Punic port and of modern town of Carthage, mainly residential areas that were built up in the 70s. The main attractions here are ...
... br> Our next journey took us across the Chotts. This is a huge saltpan area. Very flat, white and dry, with small lakes that are made red by the minerals in the water. Camels are about the only things that live in this area. It is a weird moon-like landscape that makes the long journey from Matmata north more interesting.
We stopped for two nights in Tozeur. We were very pleased that the tour included this area as it is one of the few places ...
... white of the buildings, Tunisian Blue trim and the green of the foliage that embraces all the city.
The legend of this city tells of Saint Louis coming to wage war and he fell in love with a Berber princess who (I assume) taught him the magic and mystery of weaving rugs – more on this later.
We dined at a fantastic restaurant sampling a great seafood sampler, leg of lamb, scallops, grouper with couscous ...