An American Abroad

First Look at Sousse

After my unexpectedly costly journey from Tunis to Sousse, I woke up Saturday morning determined to look at my new hometown through fresh eyes.

This is what I saw.

Here’s the view from my hotel room balcony. Note the church — an unexpected find in this Muslim country.

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As I walked out of the hotel lobby, this was my view of the Mediterranean Sea at the end of the street.

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The beach is not a Beautiful People’s playground; it’s much more of a local family scene. The sand is fine and the water is clear and unimaginably blue.

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I made my first foray into the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a huge walled city-within-a-city.

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I didn’t explore ten percent of it, but I’m sure I’ll be back often.

I was here:

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