Alger, « la blanche »

Alger, « la blanche »

Capitale et principale porte d’entrée de l’Algérie, Alger jouit d’une riche histoire et d’un patrimoine culturel fort intéressant. Elle est passée sous différentes dominations (phéniciens, musulmans et espagnols) avant de tomber aux mains des turcs qui ont fait d’elle le centre politique de la régence d’Alger. D’ailleurs, la ville doit son essor économique à son port bâti par le célèbre corsaire ottoman Khayr ad-Din Barberousse. Son rôle de capitale du pays sera confirmé lors de la colonisation

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Part VII: “With endurance we conquer”

Climbing Nyiragongo volcano wasn’t my first mountain climbing experience, but I had to confess — it’s not the physical part that worried me the most, but the moral — on high altitude and because of lack of oxygen, when it was difficult to walk and talk at the same time, all my thoughts were hiding somewhere, and minutes trying to find them and take them out, felt like eternity… I tried to remember and recite the poems we studied at school as kids, sing some pop songs and even think about the

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Part VI: “Are we there yet?”

We reached the first stop in less than an hour while chatting, cracking jokes and getting to know each other and were constantly praising the weather — we were walking in a single line on a narrow path between bushes that would have turned into more if it was raining. After agreeing not to waste time at first stop, we continued up and reached the second rest level without any difficulties. Having quickly snacked on bananas and biscuits, we were eager to continue!

From then on I was more

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Part V: “Crossing the border”

-I cannot go any further, — a lad stoped under a tree on a crossroads. — You have to go that way, — he pointed vaguely somewhere, turn his horse and rode away, before I even had a chance to reconfirm… So I went… where he sent me to… a miniature grocery store, a barber shop, fruits and nuts street vendors along the road where staring at a mzungu with curiosity — am I going the right way?

After around 10 min of walking I finally saw a sign “Grand barrière”, and soon — the immigration

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Part IV: “I have a feeling... that tonight is going to be a good night”...

99, 191, 103 — there it was my dream, my treasure and my salvation — my room for the night! As soon as I opened the door, I threw my backpack on the only chair in the corner and, without undressing, I jumped under a blanket — who needs shower that time of the night?!

Finally in a horizontal position, tucked under warm blanket — if there was paradise, it was there in room #103! Ha! Keep dreaming! Even paradise has skeletons in a closet — looked like in a room above me Mr. Ronaldo himself was

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List of Best Water Sports offered by Goa Watersports

List of Best Water Sports offered by Goa Watersports

Goa is an adventure sports hub of India, there you can find a lot of Water sporting companies mostly in North Goa i.e. Calangute, Candolim, Anjuna, Baga etc. You will be offered jet skis, parasailing, Speed Boat, Banana Ride, flyboarding etc. The following List include the best water sports in Goa. 1. Parasailing Experience the joy of flying over the ocean by choosing one of the most popular water attractions of Goa — parasailing. You will be attached to a parachute which is pulled by a

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Part III: The road to unknown ...

Initially I was trying to follow the google map, hoping that my prince didn’t put me on a first available bus just to get rid of me, but soon enough as the adrenaline level was going down and the warm soft shoulder of an African queen lulled me to sleep and I lost battle with Morpheus.

-Mzumga, toilet, — mamma slightly elbowed me. — 5 minutes for a bathroom break.

23.45. How long to Gisenyi? I came out, rubbed my eyes and looked around — some kind of a forest and a tiny wooden box on the

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Part II: “Merry Christmas, Barbie, and take care of yourself!”

I passed immigration surprisingly fast and soon found myself in the airport parking lot looking for Nkundiushuti — a driver I found on Facebook who would give me a ride me to Gisenyi- a border town close to Congo. After twenty minutes of waiting, I realized that I’ve been fooled (oh, what a pity, I thought I could trust a man who’s name literally meant “I love people”).

-10 bucks if you get me to the bus station in 20 minutes, — I stopped a guy on a motorbike.

-I am sorry, but the last bus

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Part I: “It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.” ( quote from “Butterfly effect” movie)

“Ladies and gentleman, as we are starting our descent to Kigali international, please, return to your seats and fasten your seatbelts” — captain informed us over the loudspeaker.

-That’s it! I’m here! It’s real! What I’ve been thinking? That’s madness — I was petrified. -Pull yourself together, crybaby. — You promised yourself that this year you are going out of your comfort zone and accepting new challenges (except for intermittent fasting though!)- Somewhere deep inside me appeared brave

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