Travel diary: The blue city, Sidi Bou Said

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We chose to inaugurate this new column with a journey to Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia. Sidi Bou Said is said the Blue City, because of all the blue color ranges represented there. From the sea, to the sky, and even to the earth, Sidi Bou Said is an aesthetic and contemplative travel, as much as delicious and warm. A poetic mixture of wild beauty and Carthaginian civilization.

Inspirational Travel!

 

November 2014, Hotel “La Villa Bleue” – Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

First vision of Sidi Bou Said was the endless view from this spot. Empty and beautiful.

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One of the most famous spot to look at the sea

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These flowers are iconic in Tunisia, contrasting with the blue

Cats are all around the city, mostly chilling around cafes and restaurant. It’s part of the color range since they are white. Mainly.

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Cat & Blue

 

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Classic Sidi Bou Said

 

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Entrance at La Villa Bleue

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Traditional grilled fish, fresh from the morning

 

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Color match over & over

Time at The Villa Bleue was just hanging, around the pool. A touch of summer in the quiet Sidi Bou Said.

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At the Villa Bleue’s pool – relaxing time

Impossible to miss Le Café des Délices, iconic cafe with an impressive view on Tunisia.

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This amazing view from Café des Délices

Even with a grey sky, colors are beautiful and inspiring.

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Greyish blue, view from The Villa Bleue

 

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View from a balcony at La Villa Bleue

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Everything from blue and cactus

Flowers, plants are a major part of the city. Everywhere, they are impressive.

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Flooring at The Villa Bleue, Ceramic details

All the savoir-faire, the hand made ceramic is huge in Tunisa. Details are perfect.

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All traditional doors are lighted by tireless sun of Tunisia

 

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Another sunny traditional door