Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... with some meet and the harrissa sauce 50 AD. Across the street was a bakery every bit as nice as Criveller's back home. Opted for one delectable option 40 AD. Erwin got some sweets there for Shoki's birthday; none for Tobacco Man the apparent diabetic.
We drove to the hippodrome. There was indeed little to see. We could not take any pictures in any event due to the presence of a military zone. Legal Eagle suggested seeing it was the highlight of the tour. We ...
... br> We were back aboard the bus at 1620, a very light drizzle falling. Shoki had emailed that he was 80k from Algiers.
We headed for the Basilica of Notre-Dame d'Afrique, Tony extolling the virtues of Malta. It was a long climb, up switchbacks. The church was a 'French statement' based on Sacre Couer in Paris. Erwin described the interior as cartoonish. I would demure, calling it bright, perhaps geared toward new disciples to the church. It had a large organ. ...
... the hotel a bit after 1430. Three others were already in Algiers. There's a Canuck from BC [Tony] and a bit Yank from Georgia [Omar]. Erwin said you don't come to Algeria for the food. A short time in the room. I am sharing with an English bloke.
Off c 1515 for the National Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Art, consisting of essentially two rooms for each topic. Let's call it an introduction into both areas. Erwin called Algiers the white ...
... 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 ...