Safir Hotel Alger
Travel Blogs from Algiers
... 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 ...
... and even had lunch in a private home there. It was easy to imagine all sorts of evil going on in the area but we saw none and it was a pleasant walk on hot sunny day. At the market at the foot of the Casbah there were lots of people doing their normal shopping. We're now planning our week in Rome and because Rome is so well known, we haven't decided how much, if any, blogging we'll ...
We got a glimpse of downtown Algiers last night. After dinner downtown we spent a little time in the main square surrounded by large classical buildings built during the period of French control that ran from around 1830 until the Algerians won their independence in 1962 after a brutal 8year rebellion. The square was brightly lit with a lot people enjoying the evening despite a mild rain ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet