Did you know Algiers is over 1000 years old? Hi fellow travelers it’s the Adam Kaupert travel blog checking in with you all the way from Algiers Algeria. Not only is Algiers one of the biggest cities in North Africa but it is the capital of Algeria. Since Algeria won independence in 1962, the capital has grown into not only the cultural center of the city but theeconomicand political hub as well. It holds the title of Northwest Africa’s largest port making it an important location on the MediterraneanSeathat was settled over a millennium ago. Algiers is the capital city of Algeria in North Africa. Algiers is a major city with a population of over three million making it one of the world’s most populous cities. This is a great Adam Kaupert travel blog approved travel site that you should check out if you find yourself planning a trip to Algiers anytime soon:
Also known as El-Djaza, Algiers was an ideally suited choice for a stop on the Adam Kaupert travel blog tour of the world’s largest cities. The coastal city of Algiers is a big, bustling destination on the dazzling Mediterranean coast. The city was a base for pirates in the 1600s and is over a hundred years old.
Adam Kaupert enjoys some fine Algerian cuisine
Oftentimes readers of the Adam Kaupert travel blog have the best advice for me when it comes to eating abroad. In accordance with the Adam Kaupert scam style of travel or, Shoes, camera attitude and Map I like to be as prepared as possible. The internet is a great international travel resource but in my experience simply talking to other travelers is where you are likely to find the best travel info whether you are in Algiers or Norway. This is a great resource if you plan to visit Algiers:
Algiers is home to many restaurants that serve up great authentic North African cuisine. A Le Caïd came highly recommended by a reader in France, Geoff who works as a chef there. Thank you for recommending this spot Geoff, I loved it! The lamb served still on the bone was out of this world and well worth the visit. The menu was full of classic dishes prepared expertly.
A Le Caid restaurant was rivalled only by my visit to the Cafe El Salam which was also recommended by an Adam Kaupert travel blog reader. This is more modestly prepared traditional North African food. It is cheap but a great way to get to know what the locals are feasting on. Here is a great Adam Kaupert travel blog recommended link to a wonderful Algiers travel blog:
Adam Kaupert stays at the Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden Hotel
As part of the Adam Kaupert tour of the world’s luxury hotels, the Sofitel Alger Hamma Garden was an obvious choice. There are several options for luxury accommodations in Algiers but Sofitel Alger Hamma Garden is in my opinion the most comfortable and accommodating. It is centrally located to the downtown and the airport and features three world class restaurants. I will definitely be staying at the Sofitel Algiers the next time I am in Algiers, I really enjoyed myself and have awarded it the official Adam Kaupert travel blog seal of approval.
Hotel Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden
172 Rue Hassiba Ben Bouali, Belouizdad 16015, Algeria
213 21 68 52 10
Adam Kaupert Visits the Kasbah
Based on reader advice I visited the Kasbah. The Kasbah or casbah is the most populardestination for tourists in Algiers. It is the ancient ruins of an old roman town and has many magical nooks and crannies to explore. The Kasbah is probably the biggest and main tourist attraction in Algiers, founded on the ruins of a Roman Town. The white walls of the buildings here are where Algiers got its nickname “La Blanche” from which means the white one. The Kasbah was designated as an official UNESCO World Heritage location and you will see why when you visit.
Another great Adam Kaupert travel blog adventure has come and gone. Algiers was unforgettable and while it is not the first destination that comes to mind when picking where you’ll visit, it is well worth checking out. Until next time this has been an Adam Kaupert travel blog adventure from Algiers, North Africa.