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The Art of Arabia – Tunisia

This was orinally posted on Running in Heels Compared to other Tunisian towns, Sidi Bou Said feels like an expensive film set for a scene from a blockbuster action movie. As you walk up the narrow streets to the top of the village, the striking building exteriors leave you mesmerised – think bright blue painted doors with jewelled black details, all set in pristine white walls.  It’s all very chocolate box Arabia and yet, those with a keen interest in art will enjoy Sidi Bou Said thanks to the  numerous quaint galleries hidden in the nooks and crannies of the side streets. It might come as a surprise to those who don’t know it but there’s more to Tunisia than beaches and desert. Sidi Bou Said is a case in point. We started with Art Gallery El Artista, owned by Mounir Letaief, a local Tunisian artist, and pored over a series of beautifully painted canvases and handmade jewellery created by his students. I walked away with the most magnificent ring I had ever set my eyes on – price, an …