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Algeria - Getting Around

ALGERIA | Wed, 16 Mar 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [989]

Lets put it simply - Algeria is not an easy place to get around. Public transport is hampered by poor infrastructure, roads are usually badly built and overcrowded, and traffic accidents kill a large number of people every year. The North ... Read more >

Tags: africa, algeria, driving, road blocks, travel-safety, travel-transport

Civil Unrest in North Africa - What To Do

EGYPT | Mon, 31 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1695]

If you find yourself in a situation where you are close to a protest, do everything you can to get away from the activity, or at the very worst, simply stay still and stay calm. Police react to those who are active and causing a disturbance. If ... Read more >

Tags: algeria, egypt, jordan, morocco, syria, travel-safety-tips, tunisia, yemen

Algeria - Terrorism

ALGERIA | Sun, 16 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [979]

Let’s get straight to the point - Algeria is a country wracked by terrorism. Terror groups have turned this North African nation into a hotbed of radicalism, providing a training ground for fundamentalists. However, the country does have tourism, ... Read more >

Tags: algeria, mid east, travel-safety, travel-terrorism

Algeria and its Laws

ALGERIA | Tue, 16 Nov 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [869]

Algeria is a tightly controlled country. Increased violence and civil unrest means police crackdowns are common. It’s always a good idea to remain out of trouble at the best of times, but in Algeria, the need for personal vigilance is even more important.... Read more >

Tags: africa, algeria, culture, drugs, homosexuality, laws, travel-safety, weapons

Algeria Crime

ALGERIA | Sat, 16 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [518]

Crime is a part of every country and it shouldn’t stop you from visiting a destination. But it’s wise to know where the trouble is and avoid it as much as possible. The crime rate in Algeria is moderately high and constantly increasing. Low standards ... Read more >

Tags: africa, algeria, terrorism, theft, travel-crime

Tamrit

ALGERIA | Tue, 24 Mar 2009 | By kenton | Views [2005]

That night we slept within a small stone shelter, a stones throw from the cypress tree, and the next morning we would venture through Tamrit, the 'Valley of the Cypresses' where there is a dense concentration of trees. It is cold here at night, ... Read more >

Tags: algeria, tamrit, tassili najjer, trees

A cypress in the Sahara

ALGERIA | Thu, 12 Mar 2009 | By kenton | Views [2788]

Eventually I too could see the Cypress, a small dusty green dome poking above the monotonous blackened stone. From this distance it looked like small bush, the majority of its bulk nestled snugly in an old riverbed that had been eroded over the millennia ... Read more >

Tags: algeria, cypress, sahara, trees, trekking

Walking on the moon

ALGERIA | Tue, 3 Mar 2009 | By kenton | Views [2729]

I am awoken by the natural light of the dawn to the sound of Ahled packing the donkeys with kit. Clanging saucepans, braying, hooves scuffing the ground. This is the first time I've seen my surroundings and I am awestruck by the sheer sided cliffs ... Read more >

Tags: algeria, rock art, tassili, trees, trekking, tuareg

At the foot of the Plateau

ALGERIA | Thu, 19 Feb 2009 | By kenton | Views [858] | Comments [1]

There are trees in the middle of the Sahara, high up on the rugged Tassili N'ajjer Plateau. Not only that but they are reputed to be huge and, there are only 233 left in the wild. They are an IUCN critically endangered species, first seen by western ... Read more >

Tags: algeria, djanet, international tree foundation, sahara, trees, tuareg

 

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