Discussion in 'Algeria' started by mitraveler, Mar 18, 2012.
Algiers is an interesting place, for sure.
if you've never been to Africa before, Algiers is a good start! I remember how excited I was when I first arrived there...just make sure you take note of Islamic codes of dress and avoid wearing short-sleeves and shorts if the weather is warm. Also, it'll be a good idea to have some knowledge of the French language or Arabic to help you along the way.
Algiers is great for solo travelers
my tip for women traveling there alone is as follows: If you aren't married, make sure you wear a ring on your ring finger as it's a good deterrent for male attention. Also, learn some phrases in French, like "I'm married" and "Do you have toilet paper?"...they don't use toilet paper by the way.
surpassed all my expectations
algiers is surely what i expected. in fact, it surpassed all my expectations and im glad to have been there! if you have the chance to go there, I think you too will like it. algiers feels like turkey/morocco because of the spices, coffee, the Ottoman palaces, the scent of grilling lamb and colonial buildings. Honestly, I wanted never to leave!
Thanks for sharing these tips. I am really fascinated by this place...I just love the region's cuisine, and I imagine it would be amazing to see it in person. It must be cool if you didn't want to leave, NoFear!
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