Unique Places in Algeria

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Algeria

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    Hammam Meskhoutine

    by JLBG Written Dec 8, 2005

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    Our friend brought us to Hammam Meskhoutine, once the meeting we had attended was over. I will soon build a page on this amazing place. It is a very hot spring (98?C), with a very large flow and a very high level of dissolved minerals. Thus, it gives wonderful cliffs of deposit that are, too my feeling, far more impressive than those found in the Yellowstone National Park. Look at the size of the person on top of the concretions !

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    Terfez

    by JLBG Updated Dec 8, 2005

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    Terfezia leonis* (Lions' terfez) is an hypogeous mushroom that grows in sub-desert areas. This photo was taken in Ghardaia, were there were heaps of terfez at the market. It belongs to the truffle family but it's taste is closer to potatoes or turnips than to Périgord's black truffle from France or Alba's white truffle from Italy.

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    Izgher: a laid back village

    by dabuwan Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Izgher is a small oasis village about 50 km from Timimoun. It's really a laid back place, and inhabitants are a strange mixture of different races with a strong sub-saharian and animist influence. No electricity, no running water, you really feel far from everyting, in a different time.

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    A church between the sand dunes

    by dabuwan Written Jan 21, 2003

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    About half an hour by car from Timimoun there is a Catholic church, right between the sand dunes, with a few palm-trees scattered around. Nothing else around but sand.
    The church itself anyway is well kept (also inside), but its location is really amazing.

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    1987, 9th travel to the Sahara, other Immidir trek

    by JLBG Written Feb 4, 2007

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    This was a trek in another part of the Tassili N’Immidir,again organized by “Homme et Montagnes du Sahara” , with Jean-Louis Bernezat.

    Each part of the Immidir is very different from one another.

    More to come!

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    Cows feeding on a dump

    by JLBG Written Dec 8, 2005

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    This photo was taken in Annaba back country. Household refuse from large and smaller cities are collected and poured in dumping grounds. This can be a heaven for cows or sheep that are happy to find a part of their feed.

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    Beni Abbes swimming pool

    by sachara Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    In the surroundings of Beni Abbes we made a early morning walk.
    We passed this small swimming pool with clear spring water a few KM outside of town.
    It was a nice shady place with a lot of palm trees.

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    Kerzaz water pump

    by sachara Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    Look out for this kind of building between Beni Abbes and Timimoun.
    These are traditional water pumps. We found one at the road side near Kerzaz.
    There was somebody around of the village, he was very willing to explain us who the system worked.

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    Arak gorges

    by tini58de Updated Jul 28, 2004

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    Arak is the village/town half the way between In Salah and Tamanrasset, at a very low elevation, and terribly hot. The town itself is not much to stop for, but the nearby gorges are quite rewarding.

    We only stopped there to spend the night in one of the gorges, which was quite nice and definitely off the beaten path!

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    Gueltas in the Hoggar massif

    by tini58de Updated Jul 28, 2004

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    The gueltas are unique to this region. They are small terraces, pots and small cascades in which water runs permanently - although this is a completely desert environment. You will find rich vegetation, and the diverse fauna includes fish species such as the desert barbel!

    The nomadic Touareg of Tamanrasset use the gueltates to store water for domestic needs and as a watering site for their herds, and the area is a popular place visited by some 20,000 local and foreign tourists per year!!

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    Meet people at a well

    by tini58de Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Most of our trip through Algeria was off the beaten path, since we crossed the Sahara from south to north.

    Meeting people at a well or a waterhole was a very special moment! I have the fondest memories of this!!!

    men and animals at a well
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    Beaches

    by Cornelius40 Written May 1, 2004

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    Near town of Algier, just 11 km far away to west you can find wonderfull bungalows and beaches called CLUB THE PIN

    Near is also Hotel Sheraton but for me is like prison at beach. Beton structure small windows...bljak...fuj...

    Algier is windy and take a jacket also on the beach, some times wind can come in a minute and air is cold...

    Dont forget sun protection, cap, creme whit hing factor UV.

    Beach is full of shells. Especcialy at this beach you can buy water and all toher foods, refreshment in beach restaurants and kiosk.

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    'Off the beathen path' in the...

    by Narviking Updated May 30, 2003

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    'Off the beathen path' in Algeria is perhaps a trip out in the sand dunes although you dont have to travel far to find them. Sahara cover most of the country,only a relatively small part of the northern part is not desert. If you wanna go real out of the beaten path you may take a camelride out in the desert, perhaps hundreds of kilometers from the nearest road. THE PHOTO: TAKING A WALK IN THE DESERT AROUND EL OUED.

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    Tafassasset Wadi once was a...

    by Pierangelo Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Tafassasset Wadi once was a big river reaching the depression of the Ciad lake and today is a large track whose run gets lost in the sands of Teneré. The view fades in the infinite where earth and sky to mingle in the horizon.
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    Follow the Tuareg Path

    by markeveleigh Written Oct 21, 2013

    I spent 3 weeks travelling with the Tuareg - by 4x4 and camels - from Tamanrasset while I was researching a magazine feature for CNN Traveller.

    Here's the full story: http://parallelworldsblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/in-the-path-of-the-touareg-path/

    The scale and majesty of Algeria's Central Sahara
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Algeria Hotels

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

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