Friday, January 20, 2012
When you hear this phrase, the “bread basket” of the Roman Empire, a panorama of beautiful travel photos may spring to mind, from Greece, Turkey, Spain…
Surprisingly, these are the wrong postcards. The “bread basket” of the Roman Empire was their provinces in North Africa, covering vast swatches of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. While today’s Sahara desert is rapidly expanding, there are still areas of these countries where you can get an idea of the fertile allure that it had for the Romans.
Learning about the Roman Empire in Africa may seem somewhat unconventional. Yet, isn’t that what Travelhoppers is all about—finding unconventional and amazing travel experiences? These awe-inspiring sites may be undervalued, but they offer a unique experience not available in Europe. First, Roman sites in North Africa are not major tourist attractions. They are often out of the way and, thus, you may have the entire site to … Read more