The Wild Beauty of the Akakus Desert
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The Wild Beauty of the Akakus Desert

The Wild Beauty of the Akakus Desert

Algeria Akakus Desert

I couldn’t explain my passion for the desert, it’s just… like that. It might be the silence, the immensity making me feel so small and fragile, the attraction coming from a place fully dominated by nature. All I know is that I was fascinated by the wild beauty of the Akakus desert in Algeria, a magic place out of time.

Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Social Media Marketing. Besides travel writing SImon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

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  • Andy
    Posted at 21:53h, 18 November Reply

    That looks so desolate and amazing. There is really no more serene feeling than being in the middle of nowhere by yourself.

  • Travelwriticus
    Posted at 02:34h, 28 October Reply

    I can imagine that moment of silence is a really impressive moment. I felt the same while staying in a very silent area of Austria.

  • Waegook Tom
    Posted at 16:34h, 31 May Reply

    Gorgeous photo! I’d love to visit Algeria, but heard VERY mixed things about it. Still, that landscape looks amazing.

    • Simon
      Posted at 16:51h, 31 May Reply

      Not sure what kind of things you may have heard about Algeria, Tom. Only thing I can say is that it’s a beautiful country and people were so welcoming. I long to go back!

  • John
    Posted at 11:20h, 10 February Reply

    Mountains and deserts. They were also an irresistible combination for the famous Chamonix guide, Roger Frison-Roche. He also spent time in Algeria.

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 11:31h, 10 February Reply

      I must confess that I had never heard of Roger Frison-Roche. Now you’ve made me curious…

      • John
        Posted at 21:58h, 10 February Reply

        He came to Chamonix for the first winter Olympics and stayed on. He became the first outsider to join the Chamonix Guides. Wrote a lot of books that French / Belgian children had to read. Premier de cordée was the most famous of these. There is a section of the library in Chamonix dedicated to him. He is buried in the cemetery among other mountaineering greats including Whymper and Rebuffat.

  • Leigh
    Posted at 22:40h, 12 December Reply

    I love deserts too – just wouldn’t want to live there permanently. Gorgeous shot.

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