Algeria Travel Guide

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Algiers

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Oran

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Annaba

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Tlemcen

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Tamanrasset

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Ghardaia

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Bejaia

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Mostaganem

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Hammam Meskoutine

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Timimoun

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Timgad

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Taghit

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Setif

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El Golea

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Hassi Messaoud

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Tassili n'Ajjer National Park

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Tit

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Laghouat

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El Kala

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'Ain Taya

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Tichi

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Tebessa

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Les Sablettes

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Hassi Bel Guebbour

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El Oued

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Djanet

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Blida

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Algiers

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  • Kheimat Essaoura

    Algiers Restaurants

    This restaurant is sometimes called ‘Maison of Cous Cous’. I call it PING! (Will explain in a minute). It seems to have been here a few years and has been jazzed up to be amazingly decorative. Unfortunately it seems the adult children run this place and run it badly. The second I walked in I thought I was in the middle of a Bedouin encampment. It...

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  • Sofitel Alger

    Algiers Hotels

    This was the hotel which my local colleagues had suggested to me; it was quite a distance from our...

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  • PING!

    Algiers Restaurants

    This restaurant is sometimes called ‘Maison of Cous Cous’. I call it PING! (Will explain in a minute). It seems to have been here a few years and has been jazzed up to be amazingly decorative. Unfortunately it seems the adult children run this place and run it badly. The second I walked in I thought I was in the middle of a Bedouin encampment. It...

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Oran

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  • New clifftop park

    Oran Things to Do

    The Front de Mer comes to an underwhelming end at a busy traffic junction, and you might be tempted to turn back. But keep going, across a bridge, and there is a short continuation of the seafront promenade with a nice park still under construction on the clifftop with good views back to the centre. There was a bike track for kids, and a few...

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  • Hotel Colombe

    Oran Hotels

    06 Bd, zabour larbi-hai khaldia, Oran, 31000, Algeria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Place Bamako and the Stele du Maghreb

    Oran Things to Do

    Halfway along the Front de Mer is a little square, the Place Bamako, which contains a small garden with a colourful tiled monument to North African solidarity, the Stele du Maghreb. you can take photos of this, but just be careful...behind is the Moroccan Consulate, and with Algerian-Moroccan relations being what they are, this is a sensitive area...

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Annaba

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  • Visit the ancient city of Hippo

    Annaba Things to Do

    (I could not find a VT listing for "Hippo" so I am putting this under Annaba because it was our last stop before visiting Hippo.)The ancient city of Hippo is where St. Augustine, one of the most important theologians in the history of the Christian church ministered for nearly 35 years. In Hippo, you can visit the outline of the remains of the...

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  • The interior of the Catholic Basilica

    Annaba Things to Do

    It was wonderful inside and outside. I had to wait over one hour because it was close, but it was worth. Entrance is free of charge. Inside you will receive information about St Augustine.

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  • Annaba beaches

    Annaba Things to Do

    Annaba is known by its nice beaches, whatever inside the city or far from it, you can enjoy the sun, the sand and of course blue mediterranean sea :)Oued Begrat is one of the best and clean beaches in Annaba, actually this one is little far from the city, it's accessible from Seraïdi (a small village on the top of mountain east of annaba).You can...

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Tlemcen

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  • Taxis and Cable Cars

    Tlemcen Transportation

    Taxis in the centre of Tlemcen are difficult to spot, and like in other Algerian cities, are often already full of passengers if they stop for you. I find this system a bit confusing, as then you have to ask if they're going the same direction, or sometimes they might ask you if you don't mind going via somewhere else first, so a bit of local...

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  • Shared Taxis and Buses

    Tlemcen Transportation

    The bus station in Tlemcen is just outside the old city walls, close to the kissaria market area and the Hotel les Zianides. It's quite a confusing place, with buses heading to several small towns around Tlemcen as well as to Oran and Algiers, and different ticket offices for each company. There is a toilet at the bus station, but you need some...

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  • Kissaria (Souq)

    Tlemcen Things to Do

    The narrow lanes surrounding Place Emir Abdel Kader and the Mechouar are known as the Kissaria, a warren-like maze of shops. it's not the most exciting souq in the world, and those looking for souvenirs will be disappointed, but if you fancy a wander around an everyday market area, it can be quite interesting in the morning when it tends to be...

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Tamanrasset

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  • Algerian Tour Company

    Tamanrasset Transportation

    A few people have emailed me asking about transport arrangements and hotels in Tamanrasset. I booked my flights from the UK with British airways who fly London Gatwick to Algiers a few times a week. All my arrangements in Algeria and in Tamanrasset were made by Timgad Voyages, a specialist tour company based in Batna, Algeria. They have been...

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  • French and Arabic, but not much English

    Tamanrasset Local Customs

    The local language in Tamanrasset area is Tamahak but most people speak Arabic and French. If you don't speak any French or Arabic you will need to have a guide as very few people speak English. Certainly people on the streets don't speak any at all so asking directions, ordering drinks and food and everything else has to be done in French or...

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  • See The Most Spectaculer Desert Ever

    Tamanrasset Things to Do

    If you like desert go North from Tamanrasset, with a guide and driver and head towards Mertoutek. Camp in the desert, see Nomads, prehistoric rock art and enjoy the sunsets, silence and peace.My trip was organised by Timgad Voyages in Batna, Algeria. They supplied me with guides, driver and everything I needed for the trip.

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Ghardaia

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  • Get there by car

    Ghardaia Transportation

    The best to get to Ghardaia is by car, hired, or own car.Drive from Algiers across the Atlas and the High Plateau, and after Biskra you begin to drive in the true Desert. When arriving at Ghardaia, you feel the stunning difference between a rock-desert and a green lush oasis. From far, the oasis look like a paradise after the desert hell.

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  • Desert ?

    Ghardaia Off The Beaten Path

    The desert is not that desertic in the Mzab; walking far from the oasis you still find vegetation like these tamaris trees, offering some shadow to the people and their animals . I like to walk even during the hot hours to see things I would not se in other circumstances.

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  • Surprise!

    Ghardaia Off The Beaten Path

    The walks in the oasis lead you to some surprises, like this barley field (I do not think they brew beer in the M’zab; it is barley, not wheat or hard wheat used for couscous). The surprise too is to meet local guys who invite you for a tea. Tea here was made with camel milk, a local delice, better than the usual tea made with water; not bad in...

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Mostaganem

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  • Moorish Architecture - Tigditt

    Mostaganem Things to Do

    As told before, what makes the uniqueness & beauty of Algeria is its diversity. And even in a mid-sized city like Mostaganem, you can enjoy this diversity.The old part of the city, Tigditt (or Tijditt) is the "Casbah" of Mostaganem, with beautiful Turkish-Moorish architecture. In this part of the city can you can enjoy narrow streets, beautiful old...

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  • Complete change and huge modernization

    Mostaganem Transportation

    Within 4/5 years, Mostaganem transport system will completely change to get to, leave and move around the city:- The city main harbour (there are 2) is under modernization to welcome big ferries from France and Spain in order to relieve Oran harbour.- A brand new and ultramodern road station has been completed to serve the city to/from the whole...

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  • City Center - Arabo European...

    Mostaganem Things to Do

    Like many Algerian cities, Mostaganem has kept its French city center with Haussmanian buildings, but the French did not built another France in Algeria, they tried to create an Algerian style mixing French, Spanish and Arabic influences. And Mostaganem is a good example of that with a beautiful city center, this is not Marrakech Medina nor...

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Hammam Meskoutine

  • The legend of Sidi-Arzaq part 1

    Hammam Meskoutine Things to Do

    It is time to tell the whole story, or I should say the legend. Enlarge the first photo and read the legend of the place.Once upon a time, there lived here a powerful tribe. Sidi-Arzaq was the proudest and the boldest of all the tribe's men. He was wealthy and powerful but it was said that he did not do its five daily prayers. It was even whispered...

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  • The legend of Sidi-Arzaq part 2

    Hammam Meskoutine Things to Do

    On the first photo, in the background, the witnesses.The second and the third photo show the whole bridal procession with the children in the background.The sacrilege incestuous bride, the dishonest qhadi, the unfaithful witnesses, the impious friends and relatives, they all have been turned to stone, accompanied by the rumblings of hell, heard...

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  • Hammam Meskoutine unimpressive first...

    Hammam Meskoutine Things to Do

    Arriving in Hammam Meskoutine from the main road (N20) Annaba-Constantine is unimpressive. First of all, the road sign says Hammam Debbagh and not Hammam Meskoutine. Are we mistaking ? Our friend from Annaba must not be wrong as he has asked his way from locals, but is it WHAT he wanted us to visit (he has not said anything about the place !)The...

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Timimoun

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  • Unique Water System of Timimoun

    Timimoun Things to Do

    The Fugaras are the water distribution systems which are unique to Timimoun. You can see plenty of these in the town, they are cone shaped brown mud brick buildings with pins sticking out of the sides that enable repairs to be done. If you go to Tasfaoud, a rural village you will be able to see a rural Fugara and these are open so you can see how...

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  • Rural Palaces

    Timimoun Things to Do

    There are many Ksors or palaces on the outskirts of Timimoun town and in the surrounding villages. They date from 4-6 BC and were the home of an extended family, built slightly raised for protection. Some are quite well preserved and you can walk around the walls and the remains of the buildings, which are all made of pink sandstone.

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  • Marabuts of Timimoun

    Timimoun Things to Do

    A Marabut is a shrine to an important imam and you can see these in the centre of Timimoun town or on the hillsides outside the town and in rural villages. The Marabuts are cone shaped like the Fugaras but are white.

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Timgad

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  • Tazoult-Lambèse, Septime Severe Triumph...

    Timgad Things to Do

    Roman Emperor Septime Severe (193-211) was born in Leptis Magna (Tripolitaine, now Lybia). He created the autonomous province of Numidia, ruled by the chief of the 3rd legion Augustus with its seat in Lambaesis. Septime Severe built the territorial continuity of the Empire between the two Mauretania, from Egypt to Morocco and wanted to expand the...

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  • Tazoult-Lambèse, entrance into the city

    Timgad Things to Do

    Tazoult-Lambèse is another Roman city standing only 20 km west to Timgad and 10 km east to Batna. When we arrived in Lambèse (or Lambèze), the weather was even worse than in Timgad. There was nobody on the site.Lambaesis was a military town. A first 200 m x200 m camp was built in 81 AD by the Augusta 3rd legion. A second, larger one, was built a...

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  • Timgad, strange tombstone

    Timgad Things to Do

    Given that the weather was so bad and that we were in Timgad on our way to the desert, we did not spend much time to explore the city. In the small part we visited, we found some amazing carved tombstones.On this one, a man clad in an elegantly hanged tunic put his right hand on top of "something". Is it a very young child on top of a small column?...

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Taghit

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  • Taghit, the old ksar

    Taghit Things to Do

    In 1975, the old ksar was more than half ruined and would not have lasted many years. Fortunately, it has been entirely restored and is a main element of the touristic development of Taghit. As far as I know it hosts a hotel and a restaurant but I am not absolutely sure of that information.

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  • Beware of sand!

    Taghit Warnings and Dangers

    Cameras are not friend with sand but camera owners love to make pictures of sand! This is a dilemma that can be overcome if you are very careful. Do not keep your cameras in the open! The following is what I do myself when in a sandy area.First, I wrap each camera or lens in a plastic bag (freezer bag) that I just fold. Then, I wrap the bag in a...

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  • Taghit, Northeastwards view from the...

    Taghit Things to Do

    On top of the Grande Dune de Taghit, you have a magnificent landscape of the Grand Erg Occidental. The best time to view this landscape is either early morning or late afternoon. There are no roads and few camel trails that go a long way into the Grand Erg Occidental. However, it is possible to hire a guide and camels to make a round trip in the...

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El Golea

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  • El golea National meseum

    El Golea Things to Do

    The meseum is dedicated to the paleontology and geology of the region, and has an interesting collection of fossils, ancient pottery and stone tools, as well as written information on prehistory and mineralogy.

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  • Tea, tea and more tea

    El Golea Restaurants

    In Algeria we drunk a lot of tea, the whole day at any time and at any spot.In Bel Bechar we were invited in this tent to drink a glass of tea. The sun was allready burning, so we apreciate it very much to sit in the shade, drinking our tea together.At 13 May 2006 I got the following message at my external page www.ali.waarbenjij.nu from Dias:I've...

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  • El Goléa, inside the ksar

    El Golea General

    The ksar is half ruined but nevertheless it has underground rooms. I have not read anything about it, but I would not be surprised if the part shown here had been used as a mosque. Some say the ksar was built by the Guaramantes, 2,000 years ago, others that it was built more recently by the Zenetes. The ksar is also named "Taourirt", which mean...

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