Travel Blogs from Algiers
... Tory riding.
Shoki left his wedding ring at the hotel when he washed up this morning. It has been found so problems with the wife avoided.
Ken passed around an envelope and card re Erwin's tip. I put in 1,200 AD and will see if there's any likely spare dinars after dinner. Tony and I only have to plan for two lunches, maybe some espresso and the taxi fare. Had a chat with Erwin about Niagara Falls.
At a police transfer the local constabulary were a ...
... got back to the Hotel Safir c 1240. I arranged to go with Tony to the Post Office for some pix and then lunch.
The streets of Algiers were busy but it was a relaxed feel. Reached the Post Office. It is an impressive older structure with an equally interesting interior. The architecture therein speaks northern African than anything else ie the columns were not Greek in inspiration.
Tony had frequented Top Chicken on several prior occasions for its fried ...
... the Algiers route is not a biggie for Lufthansa. The Airbus 319-100 was parked out on a runway. Rain was our going away present.
The flight was pretty much full. Had a form to fill in and I fumbled around with it re my French [getting chunks of it wrong, the guy at customs reworking several areas].
Lunch was before 1100, seemingly an omelette topped with potatoes. The time passed as I screwed up a sudoku.
Today, 9/22, we left Algeria and flew to Rome. Yesterday was spent touring Algiers with the focus on the famous Casbah. The Casbah was originally a fortress that morphed into a residential area with tiny passageways and long stairways on the side of the hill. Our State Dept. recommends not going to the area because of possible danger, but we went as group accompanied by our ...
We got a glimpse of downtown Algiers last night. After dinner downtown we spent a little time in the main square surrounded by large classical buildings built during the period of French control that ran from around 1830 until the Algerians won their independence in 1962 after a brutal 8year rebellion. The square was brightly lit with a lot people enjoying the evening despite a mild rain ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service