Algiers is the capital of beautiful mosques. It is an important landmark of the Muslim community, but also a modern metropolitan city. Here, you can find plenty of astounding architectural structures which makes this place worth visiting.
When you talk of traditions, religion and foods, then Ghardaia is the name that comes to mind. The fashion in this city reflects a tendency to use brighter colours. People try to look their best. Food and accommodation are the best part of this city. Ghardaia is located in the middle of the Sahara Desert and is surrounded with sand from all sides.
Constantine is a place that is beautiful in its own special ways. People living here feel an ambience of fantasy and delight of this amazing city.
For many Berber traders and Bedouin caravan men, Timbuktu marked the end of the arduous trek across the shifting sand dunes of the great Sahara. Evoking mystery and magic and the feel of far-flung exoticism, even the name conjured up images of dusty bazaars where spices and sabres and strange folk trinkets rattled and scented the air. Today, Timbuktu is hardly the puzzling, perplexing enigma of place it once was; but there are traces of the old days.
Gao’s fortunes have ebbed and flowed over the centuries like the ups and downs of a yoyo. Once the imperial heart of the great Songhai Empire, the town was later almost entirely abandoned in favour of the new capital, aforementioned Timbuktu. Today, Gao is a great place to glimpse the earthy, ancient character of Mali, while craft markets, the acclaimed Sahel Museum and 15th-century sepulchres like the Askia Tomb (yep, it’s supposed to look like Egypt’s pyramids!) add cultural draws to the mix.
There are few sites in all of Mali – nay, all of north-west Africa – as impressive as the historic city of Djenné. Crowned at the centre by the fascinating Great Mosque, it is known for its distinctive mud-brick architecture and long history as a spot on the old caravan routes across the Sahel and Sahara. Made rich by the passing of minerals and precious metals, the town boomed during the 15th and 16th centuries.
And don’t bring sandals either. The best footwear is flip flops as you can easily take them off and put them on when you get in and out of the car.
You guessed it right, the desert is dry and the humidity is very low. If you spend a few days in the desert it is best to pack some facial mist to keep your skin hydrated. A trip to the desert is similar to a flight on the plane with the only difference that moisturising cream is not the best idea in combination with lots of sand.
It is cold at night in the desert so you might not automatically think of a cooler. Even though it is cold at night during the winter months, during the day (and all day in summer) the desert can become really hot. And so a cooler becomes a necessity.
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Mali’s recorded history began with the Ghana Empire, which extended across the borders of present-day Mali and Mauritania during the 4th and 11th centuries.Read more
The French language used in Mali was introduced by the French colonialists. It was retained as an official language when Mali attained its independence in 1960.Read more
Berbers have inhabited North America for many years with the records suggesting their presence as early as 3000 BC. The group is first mentioned in Egyptian writings during the Predynastic Period.Read more