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... again so I took a taxi back to my area. As I was walking back to my hotel I spotted a guy called Salim I'd been speaking to online, instantly recognisable as he was the only buff guy in Algeria I'd seen so far. It was a nice coincidence and so we hung out and wandered around the city a bit together. With everything closed that night I stayed in and watched a tv show about the holocaust with French subtitles. Tomorrow - off to constantine - the city of ...
... 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 ...
... with some meet and the harrissa sauce 50 AD. Across the street was a bakery every bit as nice as Criveller's back home. Opted for one delectable option 40 AD. Erwin got some sweets there for Shoki's birthday; none for Tobacco Man the apparent diabetic.
We drove to the hippodrome. There was indeed little to see. We could not take any pictures in any event due to the presence of a military zone. Legal Eagle suggested seeing it was the highlight of the tour. We ...
... blog. Details not passed on. Legal Eagle thought it might be called 'Diary of an Itinerant Judge'.
Shoki would normally have dropped us off and taken off for the 600k trip to Algiers. He waited for us to go through security before leaving. Our nightmarish Plan B would have been to take the bus back to Algiers but that would have entailed further delay to arrange for police escorts.
Tony was furious with Haggus Baggus, in line after him at check-in but ...
... 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 ...
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