Algiers, Algeria

First sight of Algiers

Oh the hills

The view from our roof. It’s so peaceful up there, especially when the azan is playing across the city (5 times each day).
Souk Ali Melah is the local name for the 1er Mai.
One of our local supermarkets.
One of our local supermarkets.
Gelato is pretty common and delicious around here. Flavors include varieties like Mojito and Fig Sorbet (Sorbet de Figue).
Gelato is pretty common and delicious around here. Flavors include varieties like Mojito and Fig Sorbet (Sorbet de Figue).
Men around the local coffee shop watching the Algeria vs Mali game. Unlike our cafes in the U.S. there is little or no seating room in the coffee shops here and it seems to be men-only.
Men around the local coffee shop watching the Algeria vs Mali game. Unlike our cafes in the U.S. there is little or no seating room in the coffee shops here and it seems to be men-only.
Jasmine grows abundantly here. Al can smell it from a mile away! I have yet to notice even if I'm standing beneath it. Someday soon I'll acquire the skill...
Jasmine grows abundantly here.
Slicing the chicken shawarma meat for my first chawarma wrap, similar to the Greek gyro.
Slicing the chicken on a spit for my first chawarma wrap, similar to the Greek gyro.  It’s one of the only food options around town.
The only door for women to use at the mosque.
The only door for women to use at the mosque.
All of the other doors along the side of the mosque men can use.
All of the other doors along the side of the mosque men can use.
Half mosque, half old church.
Half mosque, half old church.
Dead end.
Dead end.
no passing zone in Algiers
no passing zone in Algiers
One way Don't Enter off of Rue Didouche Mourad
One way Don’t Enter off of Rue Didouche Mourad
Pride.
Pride.
A constant battle. Even across the pond.
A constant battle. Even across the pond.

Women and children walking the streets near the market.

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