Hotel Es-Salem

Place du 24 Fevrier, Constantine, Algeria | Hotel
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A VERY COLD DAY OF TOURING

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... moving all the time to keep warm. My rugby jersey just did not do the trick over the 2.5H outside.

We first went to the later Christian area. Our guide let us into the baptism area, a round structure with hollowed areas for those awaiting their religious rite of passage.

Not quite sure why we dwelled at the high point of the site. It just allowed the wind to work its cutting edge.

We walked over to above the theatre. It ...

AN IMPRESSIVE MOSQUE

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... if there were people in them. It got ignored by everybody. The archaeologist who worked on the site was Jewish and he rather crudely [to have done so] put the Star of David atop a column. A statue of Mercury originally at the latrine of the baths at Madaure was on display in the small museum on site. Mercury is also the deity of travelers. Most of the Roman ruins here are buried beneath the town.

Erwin pointed out some symbols that were Phoenician in ...

BACK TO ROMAN TIMES

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... in the country at about the same time as drizzle started. Water in the rivers is brownish in colour. Omar wears a hit full of country pins. If I ever asked him about it, I'd probably have to hear about every purchase.

Our climb toward Madaure continued. Hints of sun gave hope the weather gods were co-operative. The Old Goat continued his sleeping tour of Algeria.

Erwin is an affable fellow [I know, Dutchie, all Dutch are nice people]. He was ...

WHAT'S WITH THE WEATHER IN ANNABA?

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... the 1900 dinner time rolled around.

Some wanted to go to the lunch spot again as it was nearer. Most nevertheless decided to try the spot Erwin had mentioned on the earlier walk. It was a good choice. The breads and toppings [eggplant, a garlic dip and the traditional hot past] were plentiful and good. Had a grilled marinated chicken plate with chips and many small salads. Chatted with a chap who is also going to retire from law. ...

8th Algerian blog

A travel blog entry by graves35

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Hopefully a quick one today. We spent a lot of time on the bus going from Constantine to Batna with stops along the way for another large ruin of the garrison of the Roman Legion in Lambaesis and the ruins of the Roman town of Thamugadi near Timgad which ...

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