Z played this video last night as we all hung out. They use a lot of YouTube to play music, where in the States we just plug in someone’s iPhone, but nobody really has an iPhone here. The minute I heard this beat, I knew that it was going to be MY song of the trip. In fact, I knew it was going to be hands down my favorite song of 2014, and one that I’ll put on playlists for years to come. The video accurately represents the streets of Tunis.
The reason there’s so much trash is because the garbage men have been on strike, demanding higher wages. And that the government buys them each a house. Locals say this has been going on-and-off since the revolution, but D says that people who lived here before say it’s always been a problem. It’s sad because the beautiful scent from the jasmine plants that blanket the city are often interwoven with wafts of trash. Also, for a religion that prides itself on cleaniness, it sure does live in a lot of filth. These dualities are what makes Tunis such a cool fucking city.
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