Introducing Le Kef (El Kef)
High in the hills, Le Kef (el Kef, Arabic for ‘rock’) is topped by a storybook Byzantine kasbah. Skirted by fields dotted with figures in woolly hats and headscarves, the city is characterised by narrow, hilly, cobbled streets and blue-shuttered buildings, and is centred around a scoop of park. Not many travellers come out this way, so you should be able to savour the friendly atmosphere, and partake in the lazy coffee drinking without being disturbed by the package tour groups. The city centre, around Place de l’Indépendance, is a 10-minute walk uphill from the bus and louage station, or a US$0.50 ride in a shared taxi.
There are several banks scattered throughout Place de l’Indépendance, and a busy post office is located nearby on Rue Hedi Chaker. For internet access head to Publinet (Place de l’Indépendance) which charges US$1.50 per hour.