The beautiful cliffside town of Sidi Bou Said spills over the Mediterranean just outside Tunis.
We are wrapping up a four-day visit to the Tunisian capital of Tunis, and it’s been fun to wander around a city bursting with so much color and texture. In the background is a colorful history going back to the arrival of the Phoenicians almost 3,000 years ago. Subsequent waves of Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Berbers, Turks, Arabs, and French all left their marks as well.
We love the beautiful architecture, ancient monuments, vibrant markets, and flavorful cuisine. But most of all, we’re amazed by how stunningly blue the Mediterranean sea is all across the huge Bay of Tunis.
Tonight we’re flying south to Tozeur to spend four days at the edge of the Sahara desert. But first we’ll leave you with a few more shots of this colorful city by the sea.
Exotic doorways invite our curiosity everywhere we go
We were blown away by the massive collection of Roman-era mosaics in the Bardo National Museum.
Like this plate of Tunisian salads, our food here has been beautiful and delicious.
And yes, Jim too helped contribute to the vibrancy of Tunis with his colorful new shirt he picked up in Marseille