El Aurassi Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Tennis Court
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Smoking rooms available
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... to do. I grabbed a taxi and went down to the central train station. My driver was a friendly chap who aspired to leave Algeria before he died - his words not mine. He described the country as 'une catastrophe' which translates pretty readily. I popped out and found out the train time (singular) which unfortunately wasnt until the next morning. This seems like the kind of information one would research before but the latest guide book available on Algeria ...
... so that made up for it a bit. I had a nap and a shower as I'd been travelling for 10 hours and lugging my bags uphill had taken the last out of me. When I woke I went for a wander up towards the casbah. The streets were busy the entire route - around 80% men hanging out in groups by the side of the road. It was quite late so most of the markets were closing down so I grabbed some food and made my way back to the hotel for an early ...
... chunk of it.
Before exiting the bus at Tipaza we sang 'Happy Birthday' to Shoki. Erwin had got nice pastries at the lunchtime bakery for all save the gluten-free person [unknown] and the diabetic [Tobacco Man].
Tipaza, the last Algerian WHS on the tour, was glimpsed at 1346. Had to wait for the guide so an espresso with Tony. Had a meander down to the remnants of the great baths. The rain has dropped off but still enough of a drizzle to cause ...
... when the chap spoke ample English. Tony hoped he could live long enough for medical science to allow him to take a picture without Haggus Baggus getting in the way.
We left at 1710, the day's touring done, if delayed. Mr Caricature, sit your big ass down on the bus and stop clogging the aisle.
There are lots of modest corporate ripoffs here. Saw a 'McBen' fast food place. Saw other variations thereof in other towns, including for KFC.
... br> We climbed to the Martyrs' Museum. The three pillars represent the country's culture, agriculture and industy. It was a good area to see the dock area. It was windy up there, the radio towers atop the structure a bit offsetting.
A bit faster returning to the hotel, the rush hour dissipating. There's a fair amount of barbed wire in the area.
1800 rendezvous for the group meeting. It was largely to get the one Explore form ...