Back in 2006 I visited Tunisia and wrote about it in one of my earliest posts.
A commenter on that post replied that
"In Algeria, they used to say: When Algeria is a man (a warrior), Tunisia is a woman (peaceful) ... "I hope that pacific reputation survives the country's current political upheaval.
My adventures in Tunisia included a retired English archaeology professor breaking into a show tune from Oklahoma to help explain rivalries between herders and farmers in Punic and pre-Punic times.
An Eid Mubarak! (Blessed Eid!) uttered at the conclusion of any transaction went a long way toward generating good will, earning me smiles, at least one slap on the back, and accurate directions from a shopkeeper who led me out of his store and into the street so he could be sure of steering me right. And I saw a henna-haired woman in a sleeveless top, as slender and graceful as a cypress in the Mediterranean breeze, loading her shopping cart with booze in the liquor section of a supermarket in Tunis.
Peace and good wishes to the sane, hospitable nation of Tunisia!
© Peter Rozovsky 2011