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  • THE BEST KEBAB IN HISTORY

    I arrived in Algiers on a warm night and was greeted by the van driver form my hotel. He began the drive to Ain Taya, a suburb of Algiers blessed with miles of beaches. As we made the final left turn for the 3 blocks to my hotel, I saw a gentleman grilling kebabs in the middle of the street. After a long day, that looked like a good quick snack...

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  • christmastravelling

    Hello Hello, we are also planning a trip this way (Algiers/Oran/Timioun) We are Annie and Danny from Belgium we will be there 23/december till 3/janurariwhen you want to contact us, it's ok for megreetings Annie

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  • Language ..

    The Algerian arabic is the most spoken language in daylife, don't get surprised if you heard some french words with it, this is because this local arabic is mixed with foreign words from other langiages, mostly french words and few turkish, spanish, words .. due of the colonial history of this land. There are also some berber dialects, as kabyle in...

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  • The best desert views from the top of a...

    Climbing the dunes in Algeria you can find the cleanest fresh air, very quiet places and do not forgett about unbelievable views.I cannot explain the feeling to be surrounded by that uncomparable solitude. Being alone in the middle of Sahara is a unique ocasion to feel your smallness in front of wild nature.

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  • Ain Sefra

    I love the beautifull sanddunes. These dunes near Ain Sefra were the first we saw and climbed during our trip in 1993. When I sat in the sand with Ain Sefra at the background, I realize how easy it is nowadays to travel and spent a few thoughts at the travels of Isabel Eberhardt nearly 100 years ago. Ain Sefra is known because Isabel Eberhardt is...

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  • Vegetation

    It’s almost impossible to describe the huge variety of plants, flowers, growing in the sand (well, you can ask Francois for this); we found such colourful, wonderful vegetation both in the Oued Djerat and in the Tassili n’ Njjer.Ahmed (guess which one) told us that it has just been raining a few weeks before our arrival, some hundreds days since...

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  • Malika Mokeddem

    Read the beautifull books of the algerian writerMalika Mokkeddem, born in the western desert of Algeria (1949), now living in France.Les hommes qui marchent( De blauwe mensen)Le siècle des sauterelles( Yasmine of het tijdperk van de sprinkhanen)N`zid(Een vrouwelijke odysseus, N`zid)

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  • Resting in the oasis

    Resting in the oasis during the hottest hours of the day is a delightful experience (and it is much safer for your health, too).

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  • by sea

    the gathering together of water at the creation gave us the sea to sail on,as their separation gave us the land , on earth they give drink ; as rain from above they give food ; if such beauty can be seen in one element !how exquisite is the whole ! ?

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  • Endless sand dunes

    In the Algerian Grand Erg you'll find terrific desert landscapes with endless sand dunes.Probably one of the best places is Beni Abbes oasis. You can climb the nearest dunes that almost enter the town and admire the stunning views from there. Do it at sunset because the heat is bearable and it's amazing to watch local kids playing on the dunes.

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  • One of my favourite time of...

    One of my favourite time of the day...SUNSET. I will definitely miss the vast and open space of the desert.

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  • The collosal sky

    I have never seen such a huge sky in my life. It's clear, withouth pollution. And you can see ALL the stars it contents. This is one of the things I miss most, having supper watching the moon and the stars.

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  • Choose well the season you go there

    First of all you should now that Sahara in summer suffers incredible hight temperatures. I went in September and at midday it was around 50 ºC, I was not used to it and it was not easy to pass, and I found it very heavy. On the other hand you can take a profit of this hot time having a snap, resting in a shade and seeing the "mula-mulas. It is a...

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  • Experience the Sahara...

    experience the Sahara desert!!! each and every day that we drove through the desert showed us a different picture of what desert can look like - and I loved every second of it!

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  • My greatest memory was being...

    My greatest memory was being entertained by the people of Djelfa, who gave a performance of traditional dances, and treated us to a typical feast, roasted lamb on the spit. I enjoyed meeting the people, they were curious and gracious, and appreciative of our gifts, and proud of their heritage.

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  • Visit the Roman sites -...

    Visit the Roman sites - Djemila, Timgad and Tipasa. Driving through the desert to Ghardaia. The friendliness and hospitality of the fabulous Algerian people. Walking around the Roman city of Djemila. Driving along the coast.

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  • have a walk at Oran boulevard...

    have a walk at Oran boulevard and at main road..unfortunately in the evening it is complete men-dominated..

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  • Visit the Sahara Desert. The...

    Visit the Sahara Desert. The size and grandeur of the Sahara is absolutely mindnumbing. I hitched down into the desert and got dropped off in the middle of nowhere at a turnoff to nowhere and all I could see was a thin ribbon of highway stretching north and south into the desert. I got a lift with the next car that came by 15 minutes later, but the...

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  • Algerian friends...

    The fondest memory I have from Algeria is the time I spent with the two local guys I met there. We were together from early morning to late evening every day. They show me many places I wouldnt have known on my own and got the chance to visit algerian private homes, take trips far out in the desert etc. All thanks to these guys. THE PHOTO: THE...

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  • sphynxxs's General Tip

    Once again, I grew terribly fond of my travel companion, my sometimes grumpy camel Aidouni. Well, since we are all given to tempers, I just ignored the morning tantrums when he rather munched dates and brushes instead of going to 'work'...!

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  • I was a 1st Lt. in the WAC. I...

    I was a 1st Lt. in the WAC. I was stationed in Algers and worked at Allied Force Headquaters in the St. Georges Hotel I admired the dedication to duty exhibited by all the people I worked with. I was attached to the 6715th WAC Communications Co. for mess, mail, and admin but I worked in the Editing Section of AFHQ.

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  • Pierangelo's General Tip

    Some millennia ago the desert was covered by an immense green forest inhabited by a lot of wild animals like buffalo, rhinoceros, crocodile, ant-eater, giraffe. Man breeded cows as you can see from rock paintings of about 6000 years b.C.. Some frescoes are really art masterpieces with scenes of war, hunt, cerimonies and sex.

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  • Pierangelo's General Tip

    The Tuareg are the last nobles of the world held today in respect and having a power upon an huge territory. They are tall and long-limbed like the ancient Egyptians, with gentle white features. Tuareg are a pre-islamic people and unfortunately are losing their tradition of legends and culture. (In the picture you can see a blacksmith forging...

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  • Pierangelo's General Tip

    On the surface of sand, near the shore of disappeared lakes, you can find easily fragments of pottery, arrow's points, axes and millstones. There are a lot of mysterious Solar and Lunar pre-islamic tombs. Two concentric circumferences is a very important neolithic symbol. The image in the picture catch because of his analogy with the key of...

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  • Pierangelo's General Tip

    Remote volcanic eruptions and wind erosion give form to the Assekrem mountains. No vegetation can colonize this arid and wild reign of nothing. Here you will find the Eremitage of Père Foucauld, built in 1910 at the altitude of 2.600 metres. At the top of the hill, inside the bare chapel there is only a little altar of stone: the Empty and the...

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