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Old 11-23-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Beautiful photos on the Algeria Thread.

Made me think, there once was a day when people wanted to go to Algiers, but that doesn't seem to be the case within the current generation. It seemed to be quite popular during the World War II era, it seems.

What's the story with Algiers, Algeria? Other cities have issues too, but many people still visit them, but I don't hear much with Algiers, Algeria.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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I don't know if you have any recent statistics but i don't think it is the case.
It just different people with different ideas who travel to Algiers for different reasons.
I don't know if you have lived the World War II era but at time most visitors were either military,Algiers was the headquarer pf the ally command in the region.
At that time Algiers and the whole country was occupied by the french,so Algeria was not independent,in fact it was considered a french province.
It was popular for its exotisme,the french writers and artists loved Algiers,Albert Camus lived in Algiers,the movie "Tarzan" was partially shot in the "jardin d'essaie"which is considered one of the most beautiful garden in the world at that time.

Most new french foreign legion recruits have to come through Algiers to go the French foreing legion headquarter and birthplace at Sidi Bel Abbes
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Since WWII, Algeria has gone through three different episodes of political disorder that seriously militated against the traveling public having much enthusiasm for going there.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:53 AM
 
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Since WWII, Algeria has gone through three different episodes of political disorder that seriously militated against the traveling public having much enthusiasm for going there.
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Algeria just like any other country went through turmoil,the recent examples of Egypt and Tunisia did not prevent tourist from traveling to these places.

Algeria went through 132 years of french colonialism,went through a 7 years bloody war for independance,10 years war against terrorism,so very few countries around the world had Algeria's challenges.

Algeria has never been a tourist attraction for large crowds like Egypt or Morocco for instance,Algeria has been a hidden and well preserved heritage,only the well-informed or the fanatics travel to Algeria.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:07 AM
 
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Algeria - Introduction to World Cultures and Customs
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