365 Places: Algeria

Catching up with sharing some of my 365 Places articles from geokult-travel.com

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Day 7: Algeria, North Africa

Today my post is about a place that I will probably never visit again, Algeria. From the small part I saw, it is a beautiful and captivating country with an equally fascinating and complex history. I spent most of my time in the north of the country, close to the Mediterranean coast. It surprised me how lush and green the countryside was – I had imagined Algeria to be a dry, and arid landscape, similar to the central desert country of Australia.

Most of the time I was with people from the Berber culture, who are the Indigenous people of this region. The Berber have an incredibly rich and complex history and culture, which I also find fascinating: particularly the role of women – check out the story of Kahina as a starting point.

As you can see from my photos, Algeria is a contrast between the ancient and the…

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