|Typical street in Sidi Bou Said|
It was actually a reasonably chilly Christmas Day when I stayed in a tiny (not windproof) hotel room in Sidi Bou Said, a little town just north of the capital, Tunis. Fortunately, the cold just made sure I didn't linger in bed and I got out and wandered the town properly instead. I think it's a pretty well-kept secret but seeing Sidi Bou Said is heaps better than visiting all those tourist-infested parts of Greece which look just the same!
|I got obsessed with doors and cats in Sidi Bou Said!|
So instead of the controversial ad campaign with slogans like "In Tunisia, some people get heavy-handed treatment" (with a picture of a massage) or "Tunisia is nothing but ruins", my slogan is a lot less sexy but more honest. "Tunisia has beautiful buildings and cool cats. So just go." (This is why I'm not in advertising.) Do you think my slogan would convince you?