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“not to miss out - an experience into the past” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra

Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra
rue du 2 mars 1934, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
00 216 71 74 01 02
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Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: The home of Baron Rodolphe d'Erlanger, who was responsible for the blue and white color scheme of the town.
Nadur, Malta
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“not to miss out - an experience into the past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

On the tour through Sidi Bou Said and Carthage we visited this Palace and it takes you back in time. It has a lot of atmosphere and charm. It shows you how people used to live. I thing not to miss out!

Visited January 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Ooohh..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Lovely and lovely. Visit Tunisi without visiting this place is akin to visiting Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. White and blue colours..mediterranean sea. When I visited, there was not many people around and the pushy peddlers did not approach me as well. The first shop offers the cheapest fridge magnets (at 1 dinar per piece). Few cafes dotted here and there but the one with the most lovely view (Cafe des delices) has the priciest drinks compared to the others. Ignore it for the sake of the view!

Ah well, I would love to visit again.

When you are here, try the doughnut shop (I forgot the name), but I think there's only one.

Visited November 2013
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Alicante, Spain
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“A vision in Blue and White”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We visited during an afternoon tour from a cruise ship. Having read about this pretty village beforehand I was prepared to be 'wowed' and was not disappointed. You have to ignore the crowds of tourists and sellers of 'tat' - that is the price you pay for going to a popular place !
Find yourself a quiet corner in which to admire the calming colours of the doorways and shutters contrasting with the startling white of the buildings' walls. The nickname 'Santorini of Tunisia' is very apt. The only downside for me was trying to find a clean toilet. Not a very successful quest I'm afraid !

Visited November 2013
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montreal
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“I like It”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a nice place to spend an afternoon walking around as this tiny place is beautiful when walking up the hill as the colors of those houses reminds me of Greece as i have visited this place twice in the past 2 years and really enjoyed myself .

The only thing that turns me off on this place are those pushy vendors that try to sell you one of those crappy souvenirs they have for sale as these people just don't give up and don't know what the word no means as sometimes you have to be rude with them so they can back off .

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Visited October 2013
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Boyne Island, Australia
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“Lovely if you can ignore the pushy peddlers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I was apprehensive at first but glad I visited Sidi Bou Said. Navigating through narrow souk laneways with stallholders calling out 1 euro for knock off designer goods and local art with their keen eyes waiting for you to take the slightest amount of interest in any item and then the price would suddenly jump up, the haggling and persistence begins. I could see how this could be annoying or frightening as the stallholders really are pushy so if you're not interested in buying, don't look. Instead, admire the white houses with blue studded doors and windows and soak up the culture and history.

Visited May 2013
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