General Travel News

North Africa hit hard by heavy snow

Now Europe and North America aren't the only continents to experience extreme winter conditions; parts of North Africa have been greatly affected by heavy snowfall too.

In Algeria, snow has fallen in 14 provinces, forcing people to stay indoors and bringing traffic to a standstill.

In parts of the coastal region, where few people have heating in their homes, bodyeratures have fallen to 3 degrees Celsius. In the interior, around the towns of Djelfa and Setif, they have been down to zero.

The situation has been the same in parts of Tunisia. In Kasserine, in eastern Tunisia, residents reported that it had been freezing for the past week.

Local charity workers in the region were drafted in to help distribute food, medicine and clothes to residents cut off by the snowfalls.

In neighboring Libya, residents complain that it has been the coldest winter in living memory.

In Tripoli last week, resident were covered up in pullovers, overcoats and scarves as chill winds, rain, gray skies and low bodyeratures made the city look more like somewhere in northern Europe near on the edge of the Sahara.

In nearby Gharian in the Nafusa mountains, south of the capital, snow blanketed the town last week causing chaos for residents whose only problems with the weather usually are having to cope with excessive bodyeratures in summer.

More General Travel News
Marshmello, Pitbull, Shaggy and Don Omar perform at the Diriyah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Karachi
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Latest Travel News
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Kara...
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals...
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Featured Sights To See
Tamaris Aquaparc

Tamaris Aquaparc

Casablanca, Morocco

The Tamaris Aquaparc,  the only water park of the city, is situated 10 km away from Casablanca  on the Tamaris beach direction. Children will enjoy the wave pool, the huge river and slides of all sizes. Built in an oasis of greenery,  Tamaris Aquaparc is a very popular destination for the residents of the city as well as tourists. Address: Route d’Azemmour KM 15, Casablanca Tel: +212 (0)...

Bayt el-Suhaymi

Bayt el-Suhaymi

Cairo, Egypt

Though this site rarely makes it to the top places to visit list, it is well worth seeing this Ottoman-era house if you want to be taken off the beaten path. The Bayt el-Suhaymi enables visitors to glimpse into the lives of wealthy merchants from the 16th and 17th centuries.   19 Haret Darb el-Asfar, Islamic Cairo Opening hours: Daily 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m....

Flora Flountain

Flora Flountain

Mumbai, India

Flora Fountain is located in the Fort business district of South Mumbai. Its name originates from Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers. This stone fountain was built of  imported Portland stone in the year 1864.  The square where the fountain stands was named in 1960 as Hutatma Chowk or Martyr’s Square. Today, this well-preserved fountain has been declared as a heritage structure ...

Södermalm

Södermalm

Stockholm, Sweden

Once the home of the working class, it is a bohemian area that has the Medborgarplatsen or the Citizens’ Square which is surrounded by restaurants and pubs.   ...