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With a history of civil wars and most recently, a political revolution, Algeria hasn't always been on top of many travel lists. Once the second largest country in Africa (after Sudan), Algeria is poised to become the largest country on the continent once Southern Sudan officially splits from Sudan. Algeria's landscape is steeped in history - from roman ruins and architecture to its Islamic ties and sparse desert sands of the Sahara - and most of the country remains relatively unexplored. That's why Matador selected it as one of five next big destinations to travel to.

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