Impressions of Algeria
Algeria is by far the least visited country of the Maghreb, and that is a great pity, because it has so much to offer. The magnificence of Timgat, an entire Roman city excellently preserved, is unequalled. The capital city of Algiers strikes a delicate balance between attractive Arab authenticity and the elegant flair of a Mediterranean metropolis. And far from the Mediterranean blue waters, travelling by jeep across the Sahara, between the baking hot cities of Djanet and Tamanrasset in the deep South of the country, is an unforgettable experience, as the landscape constantly alternates between mountain ranges, sandy plains and rocky hills, and the encounter with local Touareg people over a glass of tea or a simple but tasty camp meal, makes one feel welcome in the middle of a nature so harsh that absolutely nothing can be taken for granted.
And so much more still remains for us to discover in fascinating Algeria.
Before visiting the place of your choice:
Tamanrasset sounds like an enigmatic place. Maybe a bit like Timbouctou? And enigmatic is exactly what it is, deeply hidden near an oasis, at 1300 metres altitude and on the edge of the Sahel desert. Initially Tamanrasset was a military outpost controlling the caravan routes to neighbouring Niger, Chad and Mali.