Sidi Bou Said - City of Blue, White and Green
Trip Start Feb 25, 2010
13Trip End Mar 11, 2010
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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 and seafood with pasta. The Tunisian wine was fantastic. The proprietor spoke fluent English along with probably several other languages and is extremely proud of his country. He proclaims that the Tunisians taught the Romans how to grow grapes and make wine and upon learning that Kelsey is studying Arabic poetry, proceeds to recite jahilaya (concept of "ignorance of divine guidance") poetry from memory and explain its uniqueness and cultural significance.