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Travel Blogs from Constantine
... 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 ...
... of 90C. It was misty and there was a mild sulphur smell.
Back down, had an espresso 20 AD which certainly needed some sugar. I think we are an attraction to the locals as few tourists come here. Most French tourists apparently head for the Sahara Desert part of the country.
Nigel was flubbering as we were leaving, trying to orchestrate where bags should be placed. Ken and Alison were chuckling at the antics of their countryman.
Our next stop would ...
... nobel ones', again showing who writes the history books is very important.
Erwin gave us a quick history of the area, including its interaction chiefly with the Roman Empire. The battle at Zana in 202 BC which ended the Second Punic War was fought near where the Algiers airport is located.
The Trainspotter and Erwin were discussing the timing of the Trojan War ie was it much later, collapsing centuries of a supposed Greek dark age? The book is still out ...
... my Aeroplan points [German efficiency] but AC as usual is slow, probably trying to figure out a way to compromise same. Downloaded the day's pix and brought the journal/blog current.The hot water in the shower was just bashful, reaching more than an acceptable range after letting it run. I will indeed be searching for a barber on this trip.
Felt like going walkabout but the unlikelihood of seeing much of interest in inclement weather won ...
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 ...