Sidi Bou Said, Tunis

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  • Blue Doors of Tunis
    Blue Doors of Tunis
    by Arkeolog
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    Sidi Bou Said
    by MikeAtSea
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    Sidi Bou Said
    by MikeAtSea
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    Sidi Bou Said

    by MikeAtSea Written Oct 9, 2007

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    Whenever tourist brochures show a typical Tunisian village of cobbled streets, white walls, studded blue doors and black mashrabias it is invariably ‘Sidi Bou’, and today it is possible to visit this picturesque village, prior to 1820 it was forbidden for Christians to enter.
    Nowadays this picturesqueness is Sidi Bou’s prime concern. The French buried cables and telephone lines and the present town council keeps up the good work by fining householders who do not whitewash annually or paint doors blue. The Aga Khan though Muslim was refused permission in the 1980’s to buy half the hillside for a millionaires’ holiday camp.

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    Visiting Sidi Bou Said.

    by Arkeolog Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visiting Sidi Bou Said. It's a little paradise,adorned in the colours of Mediterranean. Cobbled narrow streets and the delightful mixture of white houses with their blue balconies and shutters will take you to a magical world. It's my favorite place in Tunisia. The studded doors of Sidi Bou Said are available in paintings, ceramic stuff and magnets.

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    Sidi Bou Said

    by Lunaina Written Aug 16, 2006

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    When you are in Tunis make sure you visit the close-by small town of Sidi Bou Said, it is in all blue and white and when the sun is shining really magical.

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