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... Turkey called gaziantep where hope goes to die, people walking down the streets would literally stop their conversations, stand still and gawk at us in a full 180 degrees until we had walked past them. On a side note - Have you ever wondered where a Lacoste tracksuit goes when it dies? Synthetic heaven ( on the back of a world famous knacker) ? Polyester hell ( at the back of an abandoned cupboard full of moths for eternity)? No, it rematerialises ...
... directions given to me by the ***** at the information counter which consisted of 'turn right'. After asking 10 or so people I eventually found the bus to town. The bus journey gave me my first impressions of Algiers - a hot, lazy feeling post colonial city. Quite run down and very casual. It was already a hot day - maybe around 20 degrees but everyone here is fully clothed. Around one fifth of the women have their hair exposed and ...
... number of 80% participation in the electoral process.
Lots of greenhouses about. There is decidedly less traffic, this being the day of Islamic rest. I need some sleep, aspirin or an espresso.
We reached Cherchell at 1105. We toured a museum. The Roman city, mostly beneath the modern city, was walled, the largest Roman walled fortifications in northern Africa. It was an impressive city with an ampitheatre, a theatre and a hippodrome. The city's origins ...
... hall re knock on the door wake up calls.
Passed on coffee this morning, hoping for an espresso at the airport. Tobacco Man sat at the table with Tony, the Trainspotter and I and became the Conversation Killer.
Aboard, Erwin said the flight from Ghardaia to Algiers yesterday was 'disturbed', Dutch I guess for delayed by the weather. Our turbo prop was supposed to be here overnight but was still in Algiers as we headed to the airport.
Tobacco Man ...
... 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 ...
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