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    • Train from Oran to Boussif

      Algeria Nov 4, 2016 at 12:55 PM

      In Paul Bowles' "A Sheltering Sky" (with which I am working for a project) characters travel from Oran to Boussif by train.

      Is there, or has there ever been, such a service? I am having a difficult time finding a real-life reference to one. If there is or was a route, I am very keen to map it.

      Thank you for any help you could offer me. It's time sensitive.


      3 Answers Nov 4, 2016 at 2:27 PM
    • Algerian Dinar

      Algeria Oct 31, 2016 at 1:15 AM

      Hi, I travelled to Algerian earlier this year to meet my partner's family, had so much to do that on my way back I didn't have enough time to convert the dinar I had back to pounds. I thought it would be easy to change it back when I get back to the UK but it turns out it's impossible to get it exchange here as everywhere I go they tell me they can't exchange Algerian dinar for some odd reason.
      So I'm wondering has anyone else ever been in this situation and if there's a way to get pounds for my dinar within the UK or if anyone travelling to Algeria soon would like to buy it from me?

      Thanks, any help is extremely appreciated.

      2 Answers Nov 23, 2016 at 2:10 PM
    • Did u like Algiers

      Algeria Oct 13, 2016 at 8:39 AM

      Did u like Algeria ?

      5 Answers Nov 23, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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      Exchange Rates

      Algeria Oct 10, 2016 at 4:47 PM


      I am planning a trip to Algeria next spring. I am looking at hotel rates ect....and all of them state that the hotel rate may be different depending on the exchange rate when I pay for the room. Has anyone had to pay 2 to 3 times the rate quoted? I want to be prepared when I pay.

      6 Answers Oct 16, 2016 at 7:50 AM
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      Tourist Visa

      Algeria Oct 9, 2016 at 5:40 PM

      On the application for a tourist visa for a US citizen to travel to Algeria I must show confirmed hotel reservation. Someone said that I can cancel this reservation once my visa is approved. Is this true? Does confirmed mean that I have to book the hotel room on a credit card? If I cancel how hard is it get my money back?

      4 Answers Oct 16, 2016 at 7:45 AM
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      near by airports Oum el Bouaghi

      Algeria Aug 12, 2016 at 7:06 AM

      hello im looking for a airport that is near Oum el Bouaghi algeria i went to Houari Boumediene airport but it was so far from were my husband lives can anyone suggest near by airports please

      8 Answers Aug 15, 2016 at 4:03 AM
    • Is staying with my boy friend okay?

      Algeria Jul 16, 2016 at 6:28 PM

      Hello i am going to algeria soon. and the visa say's i need to show them my flight ticket and hotel ticket.
      MY boyfriend say it will be findd to stay at his place while im visiting.
      Can i do that? Do i need to put in his address?

      22 Answers Aug 24, 2016 at 5:13 AM
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      setif algeria

      Setif Jul 16, 2016 at 12:04 PM

      setif algria hello my husband said it a good place to visit?
      as i will be with my daughter and he says that there is few rides isit safe there as i know i will be ok with him and few family members but just want to double check that it is safe thanks

      12 Answers Jul 17, 2016 at 12:56 AM
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      Travel Vaccination

      Algeria Jul 14, 2016 at 9:46 PM

      I will be in Algeria in 10 weeks time. Just wondering what travel vaccinations will i need before i get there.

      8 Answers Jul 15, 2016 at 11:56 PM
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      Visa application.

      Algeria Jul 12, 2016 at 9:43 PM

      I am filling out visa application to travel to Algeria and it says on the website to make sure everything is filled out. Well there is a part on The application that asks about children and above that says only to be filled out if traveling with you. So I put in the big box below that section n/a. Will that be ok?

      2 Answers Jul 14, 2016 at 1:38 AM
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      Houari Boumediene Airport

      Algeria Jul 11, 2016 at 12:44 PM

      hello im traveling to algeria houari boumediene airport in 12 days just want to know about the airport about the security checks if anyone know do it take long because ill be there late in the night and i will have my daughter with me,
      my husband will be waiting for me i airport so just want to know as all airports are different

      3 Answers Jul 16, 2016 at 3:10 PM
    • Constantine - Tour guide needed (?)

      Algeria Jul 10, 2016 at 4:25 AM

      Good day to all!
      My wife and I are planning to visit Constantine by the end of the year. We are finding it difficult to find a guide to accompany us on a day tour around the city. We don't speak Arabic or French, unfortunately. Given all this...
      1) Is a guide really necessary or would it be easy for us to move around, please?
      2) If necessary, would someone be able to recommend us one, please?
      3) Any advices for us, please?
      Many thanks!

      5 Answers Jul 13, 2016 at 7:51 AM
    • Tlemcen station to national park

      Tlemcen Jul 7, 2016 at 12:40 PM

      What travel options are there from Tlemcen train station to the national park? Thanks!

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      Writing a letter of accommodation

      Algeria Jun 23, 2016 at 1:17 PM

      My friends family will write a letter of accommodation for me. I was wondering what it should say and also what language should it be in? English, Arabic, French?

      20 Answers Jun 25, 2016 at 4:19 AM
    • I have online girlfriend. I am going there soon to see her. (Never been there) Safety Advice?

      Algeria Jun 17, 2016 at 5:00 AM

      -25 years old.
      -Korean (Asian) who lives in the US as a permanent visa alien.
      -Speaks Korean and English
      -2 years of online relationship with Algerian girl who can speak English and French and Arabic.
      -Nearly everyday we have chatted with messenger for over an hour, everyday for 2 years.
      -My friends keeps me from going there..
      -She lives in Algiers
      -I have no plan to go out of the city of Algiers.
      -She speaks English and French and Arabic.

      -Am I safe to walk on the street with her? Even if I am not muslim but Asian ?

      -I know she is definitely not a spy and it is rude to ask though. I can trust her 100% right?

      -She doesn't like the street guys because she said they virbally harass her often when she hangs out on the street..
      They are not gonna pick up the trouble with us if we hang out together right? I don't have to confront them right?

      Help me please. I am kinda worried because of my friends' advices..
      Thanks for answering!!

      5 Answers Jun 21, 2016 at 5:39 AM
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      wedding dress shops

      Algeria Jun 17, 2016 at 3:29 AM

      hello can anyone tell me if there is any wedding shop in Oum El Bouaghi
      my husband wants to get me a wedding dress next month as were married we want to do it in algeria as we married in Tunisia,and all his family will be at our wedding next month wen we do it in algeria if there aint any dress shop i will get one from uk thanks

      6 Answers Jun 28, 2016 at 8:42 AM
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      oum el bouaghi

      Algeria May 14, 2016 at 1:04 PM

      hello i am due to go to algeria in 9 weeks,so was just wounding what the country like as ill be going to see my husband in his country for the first time as i always goes to Tunisia,but he wants me to see all his family i no it nothing like Tunisia and is a very strict place,excited but also bit nervous because i have heard so many bad things as i no i will be safe there at his home but would like a bit off information about the country thanks

      19 Answers May 16, 2016 at 11:41 AM
    • Can i visit algeria with my canadian passeport?

      Algeria Apr 15, 2016 at 12:56 PM

      I'm going to algeria for vacation. My algerian passeport is expired. So if I go with my canadian passeport & use a an algerian piece of identity & my consular card to proof that i'm algerian & canadian, would they let me in???

      8 Answers Apr 16, 2016 at 3:48 AM
    • Driving in algeria with a Canadian driver's license

      Algeria Apr 12, 2016 at 7:31 PM

      I'm going to algeria for a 3 months vacation this summer, and i'my wondering if I'm allowed to drive with my full G canadian driver's license? ???

      5 Answers Apr 13, 2016 at 3:45 AM
    • Safety in Algeria

      Algeria Apr 1, 2016 at 7:03 AM

      Hi, I'm planning to go to Algiers and Oran in may and i would like to ask about safety there and what should I careful. I also saw prices for hotels and they are expensive but there is maybe chance to find somethink cheaper on place? I was several times in Morocco and these countries are similar ?

      Thanks for help

      5 Answers Apr 2, 2016 at 2:39 PM
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      How to Optimize My Lifestyle in Algeria?

      Algeria Feb 24, 2016 at 5:28 PM

      Hello folks,

      To begin with, let me introduce myself briefly. I am an 18 years old Canadian student that lives in Québec (AKA French Canada). Recently, I recontacted an Algerian girl I used to talk to a lot, but with whom I had lost contact after a while. We really get along now, even more than we used to. We talk on a regular basis and she told me that she wanted us to meet someday. I really fell in love with her culture and just talking to her makes me feel like I'm travelling to a completely new world.

      In order to meet her, I found myself two jobs within the very same week. The first job consists in teaching French to fellow students and my second one is in a supermarket that is going to open its doors very soon. According to my estimations, I'll have about 3000$ CAD by the time I leave Canada. Considering this, it means that I will have roughly 2200$ CAD left once my plane tickets are purchased. With about 175 000 DZD, I would like to know what kind of lifestyle I should adopt in order to be able to stay for a whole month as comfortably as possible.

      Should I travel by bus or should I rent a car instead? Should I get an apartment or sleep in a hotel room? What are the most beautiful cities there?

      Please tell me your best tips so I can enjoy my trip to Algeria.

      Thanks in advance and have an awesome day.


      3 Answers Feb 29, 2016 at 10:54 PM
    • Travel to and accommodation in Constantine, Algeria

      Algeria Feb 2, 2016 at 12:47 AM

      I want to travel from Algiers to Constantine later in February. Is train a good option? If yes, do you need to book ahead?

      Also, I am looking for a mid range hotel in Constantine - not luxurious, just friendly, a clean and comfortable room with own bathroom .
      Any suggestions - and information about travelling in this area much appreciated.

      4 Answers Feb 2, 2016 at 3:53 AM
    • Safe to travel Tlemcen in algeria

      Tlemcen Jan 26, 2016 at 10:32 PM

      I am Planning to visit tlemcen in Algeria this month, would like to know if its safe and secure to travel there?

      2 Answers Jan 27, 2016 at 12:45 PM
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      Planning a trip

      Algeria Jan 7, 2016 at 10:15 AM

      I am thinking of visiting Algeria and India. I would like recommendations for flights and travel insurance, (internet sites). Also, do most exchange currency at the airport upon arrival to my destination or before I leave?


      11 Answers Jun 24, 2016 at 12:22 AM
    • Rent a cheap) car

      Algeria Jan 6, 2016 at 4:52 AM

      Hi everyone!

      Who knows where i can rent a (cheap) car in Algeria (Alger)?
      the prices are really European online but i want it for a normal DZ price :p

      4 Answers Jan 11, 2016 at 5:54 AM
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      Safety/Solo Traveler

      Algeria Dec 29, 2015 at 8:48 AM

      I am a solo female traveler who is thinking of visiting Algeria. I have recently seen travel alerts regarding certain areas of Algeria. Anyone travel there recently?

      22 Answers Jan 14, 2016 at 9:39 AM
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      do i need to contact embassy if i decide to switch hotels or go to other cities

      Algeria Dec 11, 2015 at 11:01 PM

      Aloha :) im traveling to algiers next month in january, im staying in a hotel but not sure if ill stay in the same hotel throughout my stay, the embassy requires that i show proof of hotel stay which i have, but what if i decide to travel to another city and stay in another hotel is this something the embassy may have a problem with? or do i just contact them everytime i switch hotels or travel around? or do they need to be contacted at all? as everyone says its hard to contact them by phone so if im in algeria and move around mailing them is not exactly an option, emails take just as long response, and phone calls do not get answered lol any information will help thank you

      4 Answers Jan 6, 2016 at 4:32 AM
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      Can I get Algerian Visa In Morocco?

      Algeria Nov 16, 2015 at 12:28 AM

      Hi! I am a Filipino and travelling to Algeria early next year. However, there is no Algerian Consulate in my country Philippines where I can get my visa. The closest is in Malaysia which will cost much from airfare to all paper processing fees. My Algerian friend suggests that I fly to Morocco first, because the latter does not require visa and it is very close to my destination. My Algerian friend will provide me with the invitation letter and the required Certificat d' hebergement legalise' par l' APC. Would the Algerian consulate in Morocco help a foreigner to get a visa? Thanks in advance to those who will shed light.

      7 Answers Nov 19, 2015 at 3:15 AM
    • Safety in Algeria

      Algeria Oct 5, 2015 at 11:54 AM

      Hi, I'm planning to go to Algiers and Oran in the nearest future, but I don't know how safe are these places. What is the current safety situation in Algeria?

      4 Answers Oct 31, 2015 at 4:07 PM
    • Night train from Oran to Béchar

      Algeria Sep 22, 2015 at 2:50 PM

      Hello everyone! Looking to take 10 days in Algeria in January. I know there is a daily sleeper service from Oran to Béchar, but I have a few concerns about it based on what I have read.

      -First and foremost, it appears to be hard to get tickets; I'm basing this on a French language Algerian news clip I found on Youtube that appears to be from this year. The impression I have is that you need to buy tickets on the day at the station and that it is often sold out. I am happy to buy them in person in advance (In Alger or Oran) if it's possible, and plan on traveling first class. Would any of this be a problem? (video here:

      -Second, it looks like trip takes 10 hours overnight... but that there is no real food service. Is this the case?

      Not terribly concerned about climatisation (as it will be winter) or cleanliness for one night if it gets us where we need to be.

      tl:dr - What's the deal with the train from Oran to Béchar?

      Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers Oct 1, 2015 at 4:09 AM