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Sidi Bou Said

TUNISIA | Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | Views [613]

Blue door, Sidi Bou Said

Blue door, Sidi Bou Said

We were feeling pretty smug as we boarded the train for Sidi Bou Said, a picturesque suburb of Tunis.  We knew where the station was and which train to take.  We even thught we knew where to get off.  But when the train stopped a couple of stations short of Sidi everyone got off.  The tracks are under repair and we had to take a bus the last few kilometers.  This is still Africa.

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     Million dollar views with food prices to match

It was worth the effort.  Sidi Bou Said is the most attractive place we have seen in Tunisia.  Cobbled streets climb between whitewashed buildings with bright blue doors and window grates overlooking the Mediterranean.  We could have splurged on lunch at an overpriced restaurant with a million dollar view.  $20 for a salad seemed "tres cher" so we settled for pizza at a more modest place near the center.  Then we waited in the rain with a growing herd of locals for the bus and splashed through the puddles to the station and back to Tunis.

 

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