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CaptionA year after the revolution’s end I took advantage of Tunisia’s well-developed tourism infrastructure — abundant hotels clean restaurants and generally effective transportation — and began an eight-day journey by bus and train to see the country’s storied sights and take the pulse of its vital and suffering tourism sector. In cities like Tunis where public debate now finds an outlet in newspapers exhibitions and street art I found friendly people who were more than happy to share their ideas with travelers. Farther afield in more tourism-dependent places like El Jem with its gorgeous Roman ruins locals expressed relief at the old regime’s demise but also voiced an urgent need to start refilling empty hotels and restaurants. Everywhere I found Tunisians to be laid-back and grateful to anyone willing to visit their country during this transitional time. --- --- --- Still eager to learn more about the Jasmine Revolution I boarded a commuter line for the seaside suburb of La Marsa. Art deco apartment buildings lined the palm-fringed beachfront. Along with neighboring Sidi Bou Said a blue and white village of lovely small hotels and galleries the neighborhood forms the artistic heart of the nation. Boutiques and galleries — notably the prestigious El Marsa gallery — are sprinkled along the streets and every spring the Printemps des Arts a two-week festival of Tunisian and international contemporary art and performance is celebrated.
HeadlineA year after the revolution’s end I took advantage of Tunisia’s well-developed tourism infrastructure — abundant hotels clean restaurants and generally effective transportation — and began an eight-day journey by bus and train
Copyright Noticenytimes.com/ 2012/04/08/ travel /tunisia-after-the-revolution
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URLhttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/travel/tunisia-after-the-revolution.html

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