Photographer's Note

El Kef is a small and laidback city in northwest Tunisia, not far from the Algerian border.

We spent a couple of days here around New Year and found the city and its inhabitants very enjoyable. It is well off the tourist track and there are not much sights to see, though the mosque of Sidi Bou Makhlouf is pretty impressive. The tiny mosque is neither old nor religiously very important, but is an usually successful piece of mosque architecture and the alleys around it are great for an relaxed evening walk.

El Kef can also be an excellent base to visit the ancient Roman city of Dougga. On New Year's Eve a taxi driver offered us a free ride from Dougga back to El Kef, no strings attached (though we ended up buying him a drink, of course). Yes, genuine hospitality is alive in Tunisia!

Notice the boy in the street below, bottom right corner of the picture.

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