Travel Blogs from Algiers
... 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 ...
... br> We climbed to the Martyrs' Museum. The three pillars represent the country's culture, agriculture and industy. It was a good area to see the dock area. It was windy up there, the radio towers atop the structure a bit offsetting.
A bit faster returning to the hotel, the rush hour dissipating. There's a fair amount of barbed wire in the area.
1800 rendezvous for the group meeting. It was largely to get the one Explore form ...
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 ...
... final count on trip members is 12 customers, 2 local experts on Algerian culture and the owner of the travel company. Today we took a bus trip to nearby Cherchell to visit 2 archeological museums to see some Roman statuary and learn some history, but mainly to see some magnificent Roman mosaics. After Cherchell we went to Tipasa for a large seafood feast, then visited a World Heritage site ...
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