Tag: algeria

  • Ghardaïa and the M'zab

    written by jelga on 2010-05-01 #places
    Ghardaïa and the M'zab

    The M'Zab valley: desert, architecture and palm trees!

  • Ahaggar National Park: plateau of Atakor and the Assekrem

    written by jelga on 2010-05-04 #places
    Ahaggar National Park: plateau of Atakor and the Assekrem

    The desert: a state of mind A trip to another world, strange and peaceful, barren and yet full of hidden life

  • Tipaza

    written by jelga on 2010-06-01 #places

    Tipaza (or Tipasa) is one of the highlights of any trip to Algeria. Most travelers head straightaway south, to the Sahara, but Northern Algeria has loads to offer and Tipaza is an absolute must. Au printemps, Tipasa est habitée par les dieux et les dieux parlent dans le soleil et l'odeur des absinthes... (Albert Camus - Noces à Tipasa)

  • Cathedral de Sacré Coeur

    written by wil6ka on 2009-01-04 #places
    Cathedral de Sacré Coeur

    This is one site - that is, as far as I know, not mentioned in any travel book - but for me it is a very astonishing place: The Cathedral de Sacré Coeur in Oran (Algeria). During the French occupation in Algeria the authorities turned the Islamic state bit by bit into a Christian copy of France.

  • Santa Cruz - The top of Oran

    written by wil6ka on 2009-01-05 #places
    Santa Cruz - The top of Oran

    Algeria has always been a pinball between the empires of Europe and Africa. The powers changed every once in a while and left traces of their rule in form of bricks. The Spanish also had their share of the Algerian Soil.