Around Algiers, Algeria

Parc de la Liberté in arabic.
Parc de la Liberté in arabic.
Entering the market, you're welcomed by drying dates, figs, and spices.
Entering the 1er Mai market, you’re welcomed by drying dates,  grapes, and spices.
This was the stand where we bought more Za'atar. Although all components of it aren't known, it's unique and so flavorful! Make a flattened round of dough, put olive oil on it and a layer of za'atar on top before baking it into a delicious treat! Sweet and savory never came together so nicely in a spice blend before.
This was the stand where I bought more Za’atar. It’s unique and so flavorful! Make a flattened round of dough, put olive oil on it and a layer of za’atar on top before baking it into a delicious treat! Sweet and savory never came together so nicely in a spice blend before.
One of my favorite parts of the market! I could live off of cornichon (shout out to Chris) and olives (shout out to Kelsea). This man was so outgoing and helpful; one of my favorite sellers at the market.
One of my favorite parts of the market! I could live off of cornichon (shout out to Chris) and olives (shout out to Kelsea). This man was so outgoing and helpful; one of my favorite sellers at the market.

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The Musee Public National Des Antiquites adjoins the park.
The Musee Public National Des Antiquites.
Nothing stopping me from jumping in the Bay and swimming to the fishing pier or to downtown Algiers in the distance.
Nothing stopping me from jumping in the Bay and swimming to the fishing pier or to downtown Algiers in the distance.
Despite the construction and trash everywhere, the water is clear as can be.
Despite the construction and trash everywhere, the water is clear as can be.
The view driving along Chemin Sidi Ben Nour.
The view driving along Chemin Sidi Ben Nour.
Algiers is simply beautiful.
Aerial view of Algiers.
These living quarters at the sea have open windows and doors and trash piled high alongside. It is not the wealthy who have the best views in Algiers.
These living quarters at the sea have open windows and doors and trash piled high alongside. It is not the wealthy who have the best views in Algiers.
Not many stop to admire this spot near Hammamet.
Not many stop to admire this spot near Hammamet.
A beautiful view of the sea's blue waters.
A beautiful view of the sea’s blue waters at Ain Taya.
The beach wasn't very crowded but it did have a lot of trash littered about it. The water was decently warm and the waves anywhere from calm to moderate.
The beach wasn’t very crowded but it did have a lot of trash littered about it. The water was decently warm and the waves anywhere from calm to moderate.
Houses and buildings litter the cliff overlooking the beach. Some women are enjoying the shade and the view.
Houses and buildings litter the cliff overlooking the beach.  A typical view.
Most of the umbrellas further were adorned with fabric to the sand, allowing for shade and anonymity I suppose.
You can rent umbrellas and chairs from men on the beach and pay them as you’re leaving. Most of the umbrellas further were adorned with fabric to the sand, allowing for extra shade and anonymity.


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