Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Drive To Zelfana

There is a town about an hour give or take away from here, in the opposite direction of going to the city of Ghardaia named Zelfana.

Zelfana is a quiet little town, kinda artsy and has date farms. In fact, I have another post of Zelfana somewhere on here. As we were driving we ran across some camels hanging out with their Shepard, a lonely donkey staring blankly at the cars passing by him... right in the middle of the road, a group men traveling between cities on their camels and a horse eating alone. There is a place where you can stop and look at and or buy dessert roses, they also have couple of camels hanging out.

Zelfana was a French colony, there were no Arabs here until after they, meaning the French were booted back to France. They left some really nice architecture however and planted lots of trees where as the Arabs here don't do much of that until now.




 





9 comments:

  1. Beautiful pics mashaa Allaah!

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  2. Jazakallahu Khair Asiya my dear!

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  3. Salaam sis, always love to see your pics. The ones of the donkey reminded me a lone donkey I saw in Al Ain, UAE. He was just wandering around, miskeen. :-)

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  4. Salaam Umm Aaminah, Jazakallahu Khair sis! From all of the photos I have seen of the Gulf countries they all pretty much seem like here, with the exception of their cities, Masha'allah.

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  5. Machallah bring sback so many fond memories of my trip your way. I love the sandroses and have many around my house machallah!

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  6. Heni, They are so lovely aren't they? Subhan'allah what comes from sand....

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  7. mashaAllah i love these pictures , adore the close up of the camel, looks like a real adventure!

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  8. Hello Rainbow In The Grey Sky, I guess it's like living in the past! LOL

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  9. amazing Pics .... i have visited Zelfana 3 times .... its sweet place really ... when u will back to it feel free to contact me .... maybe we can visit it again together inshallah .... thank you one more time for the pictures :)

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