We live in Algeria now and Google Maps doesn't fully work here. This yearly recap comes from my Google Maps timeline, which relies on the tracking function to make the dots. Unfortunately the tracking function stops soon after arriving at the airport, so all I'll ever see is a dot at the airport and nothing else in this country. It does show that we traveled around the DC area and that we visited Rome and Cairo from Algeria, so that's what's on the map.
an Information Management Specialist (IMS) rambling on around the world seeing...
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Old Cairo, Modern Art, Mosques, & Churches
This blog post is a mix of days spent in Cairo. The mosques and churches were seen with a private tour guide and driver, which isn't too expensive and worth it to have that personalized exploration of the major sites. We used Uber to visit other parts of the city on our own, which is an even cheaper way to get around.
Monday, December 12, 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Friday, November 25, 2022
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
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Oran Algeria - Days 2 & 3
Oran Algeria - Day 1
Friday, September 30, 2022
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.
Friday, August 12, 2022
Bardo Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography
Friday, August 5, 2022
First Month in Algiers
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Here's a little look at our furnished apartment in Algiers, Algeria. It compares well to our previous apartments with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms of a good size. We're very fortunate to be in a new building with a great view of the city.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
I forgot to make an end of the year recap of our 2021 travels. We lived in Latvia, vacationed in Iceland, spent home leave in Texas for 2 months, and then moved to DC for my language training right before New Year's Day. That must be why I forgot.