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August 15th, 2007

savor: Tunisia/ Tunis

rue Jemma Zitouna

Under the vaulted roofs of the medina, this is one of the medina’s best traditional (read male) cafés. Linger over a perfect café turc dashed with eau de fleur d’oranger (orange-flower water) among the packed ruckus of animated conversations that swirl around you as a steady parade of goods, shoppers, and dawdling, wide-eyed tourists pass on the crowded lane outside the café.
To even better the moment: call for a shisha and let the afternoon dissipates among the sweet smoke and slow gurgle of the waterpipe.
Follow rue Jemma Zitouna up and you’ll find: the 8th-century Great Mosque.
Follow rue Jemma Zitouna down: out of the medina and into the French-built ville nouvelle.

Posted by jeffkoehler in  savor: Tunisia  |  

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