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  • Money Matters
    Money Matters
    by MikeAtSea
  • Money Matters
    Money Matters
    by MikeAtSea
  • Door in Sidi Bou Said
    Door in Sidi Bou Said
    by barryg23

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    Money Matters

    by MikeAtSea Written Apr 16, 2008

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    Favorite thing: The local currency is the Dinar. American Express, Visa and travellers cheques are widely accepted, and the US dollar is a good currency to carry them in. ATMs are found in almost every town large enough to support a bank and certainly in all the tourist areas. Credit cards are accepted in souvenir shops and upmarket hotels and restaurants.

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    • School Holidays

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    The Blue Doors of Sidi Bou Said

    by barryg23 Updated Dec 17, 2006

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    Door in Sidi Bou Said
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    Favorite thing: I liked the bright doorways of the houses in Sidi Bou Said. Doorways in Tunisia in general, and in Sidi Bou Said in particular are far more ornamental and elegant than your regular western style door. Most are blue though occasionally you come across a different colour. The coloured doors looked great against the white walls.

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    How Sidi Bou Said got its name!

    by chrissyalex Written Jan 15, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Here is a story for romantics!:-) According to legend,St. Louis did not die on Byrsa Hill in Carthage! Instead,he fell in love with a beautiful Berber princess! He moved to this town to live his life with her happily ever after and changed his name to Abou Said ibn Khaley ibn Yahia Ettamini e Beji....or Sidi Bou Said for short! :-) Legend has it he was able to cure rheumatism and also could stop scorpions from stinging. He lived here happily and peacefully for many years and the town was named after him. Every August, there is a festival in his honor.

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    Nice Panorama

    by voyageur2 Written Aug 30, 2004

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    Panoramic view from Sidi Bou Said

    Favorite thing: Do not miss the views from roof...

    Fondest memory: Interaction between man, environment and architecture was great. I am realy impressed from that harmony.

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    • Architecture
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Arts and Culture

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