Algeria Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 50%, Algeria is about as far off the normal travel circuit as you can possibly get - at least for a country not technically at war. This is a terrible shame in many ways, but for some with a lust for adventure, and a fair bit of time up their sleeves, it creates the perfect backdrop for a rough and ready trip of a lifetime. The travel infrastructure of the place is virtually non-existent, so expect everything to take far longer than it should. But as the old adage says, "getting there is half the fun". While not very well known internationally, Algeria does have some interesting destinations, including an enormous stretch of Sahara Desert without a PlanetHopper! in sight. Joining a local caravan to one of the small desert towns is one of the world's classic journeys and will forever change your view of the more touristy section of this mighty desert. When you throw in the medieval Santa Cruz Castle and Roman ruins of Djemila, you begin to see what's on offer. But when it comes to Algeria, the capital of Algiers can never be overlooked, as it combines the traditional with the modern in a chaotic blend that will both enchant and bewilder you. While Algeria is still pretty far off the radar for most people, it's only a matter of time before the rest of the world catches on - so take advantage while you still can.
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Honor the valiant men who made the ultimate sacrifice for independence at Algeria's Martyrs Memorial. Opened in 1982 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Algerian independence, the monument overlooks the city of Algiers like a....
Wander through the M'Zab Valley an oasis in the Sahara desert in Algeria and step into the past. The 10 kilometer-long valley contains over 3,000 wells that supply nearly 300,000 date palms with water. Inhabited for over a thousa....
|Coordinates:||28 00 N, 3 00 E|
|Currency:||Algerian Dinar (DZD)|
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- Location: Algeria