Explore the streets and...
Explore the streets and buildings for the outstanding tilework - even the bank machines are decorated with the most beautiful colours of tiles. Also, visit the souks (markets) for a real Tunisian experience. My day spent in Sidi Bou Said - a sparkling gem of a village situated high up overlooking the turquoise Mediterranean. All the buildings are stark white and every door is painted the most remarkable blue - specially mixed for the residents. A photographer's dream.
Tunisia is fundamentaly an...
Tunisia is fundamentaly an Islam culture, I found that not all women wore the clothes that most Islam women did, and the Berber women wore the bightest clothing, but politness and an understanding of Islam I think is useful.
Mausoleum of Farhat Hached
Farhat Hached was a key figure in the Tunisian independence movement assassinated on December, 5th 1952
See the following site http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farhat_Hached (in French) for more information about Farhat Hached.
Location: Place de la Kasbah
Good place, well priced
Located to the north of Ave Habib Bourguiba, this is a lovely large place that is well priced. I had a briq chevrettes (prawn crispy pancake filled with an egg) for starter and great 2 thin long pieces of veal for main course at TD12. Service was good but I had to wait a while for the veal to arrive. Beer is TD2.300. This place is popular with businessman whose mobile phones ring every 5 minutes! Good option.
The cathedral on Avenue Bourguiba is one of the more prominent buildings in the Ville Nouvelle. Built during the French occupation at the end of the 19th century it feels a little out of place in a Muslim city. Though when we first saw the Avenue Bourguiba it felt like we were in a French town given the trees, the wide Avenue and all the cafes and restaurants. The Cathedral only adds to the illusion.