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Le Kef is a three-hour bus journey South of Tunis.
We arrive in time to have a look around the kasbah, the old fort that overlooks the city. It is interesting, but the main highlight is probably the views over the surrounding countryside.
Our hotel at Le Kef is probably the worst one we have ever stayed in (the one in Suez would run a close second) but for the price we are paying you can’t expect too much (the bedroom is clean but the shower and toilet area were inadequate to say the least). I regret my choice, but it’s only for two nights, so I convince Jen it will be alright.
Make sure you pay a visit to the Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires. This ethnographic museum in Le Kef is one of the best of its kind; excellent displays covering arts and crafts and traditional customs that help you understand the local culture.
The caretaker at the museum was excellent. He spent a lot of time explaining the displays and answering our questions.
Our real reason for staying at Le Kef is to use it as a base to visit Dougga, the old Roman town about 70km North. Dougga is a site of some of the best Roman ruins around.