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... br> Haggus-Baggus took some pix in the museum, a no-no. She was rather brazen about it. Tony described her as a pitbull with AIDS. It was a small but nice museum.
In the light rain, we walked to the theatre converted into an amphitheatre and a small forum. The police must have thought we nuts, walking about town, seeing little of value, in the rain. They may have been right. Saw yet another ill-timed barber.
Grabbed lunch consisting of a couple of small ...
... lavish residence. It was known as the House of the High Judge. I suggested I was but a low judge.
The House of the Dey is famous as the supposed catalyst when a French official was smacked by a local [in the 1830's?], leading to the French invasion of Algeria. It was a minor--perhaps major--piece of Algerian history.
I had the impression from an early trip comment from Erwin that the blue trim on houses was French. Ratiq said it was an Algerian ...
... 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 ...
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