Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Whites and blues (Wednesday, May 19)

We have found our way back to Tunis, and aren't really doing a damn thing. It's marvelous. But today we went to Sidi Bou Said, lovely little tourist trap about 30 minutes outside of the city. Much of the town is plastered with shops and offensively expensive cafes catering to the busloads of group tourists, but if you can escape the main drag, the town opens up into wonderful residential neighborhoods with beautiful vistas of the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Tunis. The blues and whites of the homes and the bright purples and oranges of the flowers were said inspire Paul Klee, and it's easy to see why.