If you follow me on Instagram you have probably noticed that in July me and OH went for a trip to Algeria. This post is all about beauty of this country. I was amazed how beautiful and untouched by tourist are some places in and around Algiers and hospitality of locals is just great! Whenever we asked for directions there was always someone there to help! In few places where tourists are rarely seen I was a center of attention especially from kids 😉 We were there for two weeks and surely will be back to visit different part of Algeria! Oh and there was the FOOD!
1) Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania – burial place of Juba II and Cleopatra II Selene located between Cherchel and Algiers in Algieria.
2) Ruins of ancient Roman city in Tipaza (UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1982). Place known for it’s Phoenician, Roman, early Christian and Byzantine ruins remain.
3) Notre Dame d’Afrique (Our Lady of Africa) is a Catholic basilica in Algiers. Founded by Charles Lavigerie is build in neo-byzantine style. It’s located on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Algiers.
4) View over north Bay of Algiers. Breathtaking!
5) FOOD! I had a chance to try all sorts of delicacies while in Algieria and those are by far the best dishes from Algerian cuisine I’ve tried. On the top of my list is rechta (pronounce rish-ta) it’s a dish made with flat noodles and chicken sauce (marga bil djedj), sardines meatballs scrumptious fresh sardines in fresh tomato sauce eaten with a fresh crusty baguette, fried sardines in semolina tempura enjoyed with freshly squeezed lemon juice, all sorts of Algerian cookies and patisserie and fresh fruits – figs and cactus fruits called prickly pears!