susan smitten (chu_hi) wrote,
susan smitten
chu_hi

Really Enjoyed Algiers

Yesterday, I grabbed some pics from facebook and made a post about a layover. Today is a lot like yesterday.

In May, I had a layover in Algiers. I thought, what on EARTH am I going to do to amuse myself in Algiers?

What I did was see a bit of the city, and then get out of town to enjoy the fresh air and scenic ruins. And I had a wonderful time doing so.

In no particular order...


Most of the buildings in the city looked like this.


We saw the Botanical Garden of Hamma, wandering through the trees and flowers.






What? It says not to step on the grass.


Drank tea here.


Then we drove up to the Martyrs' Memorial.


We went inside the breathtaking Notre Dame d'Afrique church.






We drove on. Our driver had a glorious selection of Algerian rai music that took us all the way to Tipasa and back home to our hotel in Algiers.


We went all the way to Tipasa, the beautiful spread of ruins of an ancient Roman city, and played along the shore.






Then we dined at the Restaurant Albert Camus.


I ate a fish. Sorry, fish.


Did I mention we were eleven people? And it was one of the most engaging groups I've seen to converge on a layover. The happy vibes wouldn't quit.
Tags: algeria, algiers, tipasa
Subscribe

  • Guitar Was The Case

    My friend gave me some wrapping paper when she left Dubai, and I thought it would suit the box my guitar lives in. Too bad I mixed the glue…

  • Happiness, Good Fortune, and Smiles

    Two days ago, I was painting small canvases with antivert (below) and menoir (above). The sloppy calligraphy is mine.

  • Cats, Our Apartment

    I caught Polar Bear sleeping like this the other day. He is still looking for a home, if you're interested! Don mounted our projector like…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 7 comments