Friday, November 25, 2022

Constantine Algeria

 

Constantine has various interesting and beautiful bridges crossing the ravine that cuts through the city. This is the Sidi M'Cid Bridge at night. That's after we arrived in the city after visiting the Djémila ruins shown in a previous blog post. We also made a day trip to the Timgad ruins from here which is another post. Most of these city pictures are from the final day of a wonderful 3 day weekend trip.

Timgad Algeria Roman Ruins

 

Timgad is one of the best examples of roman city planning with a grid layout. These ruins are fairly big with the city originally designed for 15,000 people.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Djémila Algeria Roman Ruins


Djemila is a 4 hour drive to the east of Algiers. It's on the way to Constantine, which is a popular tourist destination here for the tourists who venture to Algeria.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Rome Italy

 

Rome is a 2 hour direct flight from Algiers, so it's a good place to get away for a week or a weekend. Here's a belated blog post full of photos from a couple of weeks ago.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Oran Algeria - Days 2 & 3

 

We started day 2 in Oran at a private hotel beach about 45 minutes to the west. It was a nice secluded environment to relax a bit before resuming our city sightseeing after lunch.
 

Oran Algeria - Day 1

 

We took a weekend trip to Oran Algeria with a guided group tour. It was about a 4 hour train ride to the west of Algiers with only a couple of stops. The return trip wasn't as express and added at least another hour. There were many interesting places to see, an unexpected holiday concert, and much food to be eaten. Overall, it was a good weekend.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Tipaza Algeria

 

This is the Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania, which is the tomb where the Numidian Berber King Juba II (son of Juba I of Numidia) and the Queen Cleopatra Selene II, sovereigns of Numidia and Mauretania Caesariensis, were allegedly buried. However, their human remains have not been found at the site, perhaps due to tomb raiding.