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... off by 1020 for Cherchell, known in ancient times as Caeserea. We continued along the Mediterranean coast, the waters a bit choppy.
Rafik gave a talk on politics, a subject he does not like as he does not vote, in part as he feels unqualified to pass judgment and per the Koran. His take was the country has an authoritarian regime in the guise of a democracy. It is odd indeed for the president to appoint himself as the minister of defence. He rolled his eyes at ...
... was hard to comprehend as many of the dynasties and names were hard to grasp, even correlating same to European dynasties and names.
We climbed high into the casbah to start our roughly 2H walk down. We entered several buildings to get a feel of an Ottoman house, an Islamic calligraphy museum, etc. I joshed with Rafiq about how wide a door there would have to be for Haggus Baggus.
We had a nice vista out over the casbah at one residence. It was windy ...
... 6th so she was refused entry into the country. Let's say I took her seat on the bus into town.
The weather is quite tempermental. It was very windy and suggestive of rain which appeared in due course. We have a police escort throughout the country.
Algiers seemed dated on first impression, almost as if time had stopped after the French left. The charm the city has was from a bygone era.
Traffic was largely at a crawl but we ...
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 ...
... ruins, including a 2nd century amphitheater, 4th century basilica, and other remains of homes and businesses. this was a large site right on the Mediterranean and was the highlight of the despite sporadic rainfall. On the way back to Algiers we stopped at the 2nd century BC Mausoleum of Mauratania, about which little is known since when archeologists opened the tomb, no body or artifacts were ...