What $100 Buys In… Tunis Budget Travel Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008, 12:00 AM $35 Glasses Tea is typically served in glasses painted with henna-tattoo motifs. Ed-Dar, 8 rue Sidi Ben Arous, 011-216/71-561-732. (Michael Kraus) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

 

What $100 Buys In… Tunis

$35 Glasses Tea is typically served in glasses painted with henna-tattoo motifs. Ed-Dar, 8 rue Sidi Ben Arous, 011-216/71-561-732. (Michael Kraus)
$30 Lamp Artisans have crafted handblown glass in Tunis since 1000 B.C. Negrat has a large selection of glass sconces, lamps, and chandeliers. 13 rue Abdelhafidh El Mekki, 011-216/98-525-033. (Michael Kraus)
$9 Bowl The olive snack bowls (with a space for pits) sold at El Feki Bilel are carved from native olive trees. 7 Beni Metir, 011-216/98-215-293. (Michael Kraus)
$5 Soap Bars of soap shaped like jasmine blossoms are ubiquitous in Tunis. (Men will often tuck a flower behind one ear to show they're feeling romantic.) Sadika, Zone Touristique Gammarth, 011-216/71-913-011. (Michael Kraus)
$13 Slippers Both adults and children wear gold-threaded babouches because they're easy to slip off when entering a mosque. Ali Baba, 22 Souk El Blaghdjia, 011-216/71-560-224. (Michael Kraus)
$11 Skewers The Berbers use wrought-iron skewers with animal-shaped handles to grill lamb and beef kabobs. Hanout Arab, 52 bis rue Jemaa Ez Zitouna, 011-216/71-200-584. (Michael Kraus)
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