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Really Enjoyed Algiers [Sep. 25th, 2016|05:32 pm]
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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.

[User Picture]From: slfcllednowhere
2016-09-26 04:40 am (UTC)
Lovely pix as always! I'm so jealous of all your adventures.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2016-10-06 05:49 am (UTC)

I particularly enjoy my Quinn adventures. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: slfcllednowhere
2016-10-09 08:44 am (UTC)
I hope we can have another one in the not-too-distant future!
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[User Picture]From: mrputter
2016-09-27 09:31 am (UTC)
AW man. SO many specific things i want to respond to (6? 7? 8?) in these last 3 posts. But current injury / surgery recovery means typing 1-handed so slow, awkward, difficult.

So will just say thanks. These = great posts & I enjoyed thoroughly! 4 weeks til I get cast off & can type again, then another 2 weeks until can get back on bike & resume trip to Portugal? Hopefully!

In meantime, if you're on a stopover in any of central-ne Europe cities (Warsaw? Prague? Vienna?) and have advance notice, drop me a line!

Keep on meowing...

Edited at 2016-09-27 09:32 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2016-10-06 05:48 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear you're infirm. That's a drag, man. :( How are you now? I'm glad you liked the pics! And I do hope I can meet you in one of those cities. I like those places a lot. Keep meowing, yourself.
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[User Picture]From: oonh
2016-09-29 05:11 am (UTC)
What sort of trees -- the wild winding ones -- are those?
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2016-10-06 05:46 am (UTC)
I wish I knew!
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