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Old 19-03-2012, 06:36   #1
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Algeria Anyone been there lately?

Iím Planning my trip from Cypress to Florida and was wondering about stopping in Algeria- Anyone have any recent info on this area- is it worth a stop??
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Re: Algeria Anyone been there lately?

i think i would give algeria a miss,but tunisia (monatir)is on the way.
also panteleria and lampedusa islands are worth a visit.

algeria is still very unstable due to internal conflict
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i think i would give algeria a miss,but tunisia (monatir)is on the way. also panteleria and lampedusa islands are worth a visit.
Monastir is bloody hot.... I was in shock when I exit the airplane there once..

How about Marocco with the Spanish city-states along the north coast?

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Re: Algeria Anyone been there lately?

source Algeria travel advice

Recent attacks in Algeria include:

•On 3 March 2012, a military base in Tamanrasset was attacked by a car bomb. 23 people were injured in the attack. The terrorist group the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa has claimed responsibility for the attack.
•On 23 October 2011, two Spanish nationals and one Italian national were kidnapped from a refugee camp near the town of Tindouf in the province of Tindouf in the west of Algeria, near the borders of Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania.
•On 26 August 2011, two suicide bombers attacked the Algerian Military Academy in Cherchell. Reports indicate that at least 18 people were killed and over 20 injured. The Algerian authorities are reported to have increased security in and around Cherchell and at checkpoints leading into Algiers.
•On 4 February 2011, an Italian national was kidnapped along with her Algerian driver and guide near the south-eastern city of Djanet close to the border with Libya. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQ-M) claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.
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Re: Algeria Anyone been there lately?

If your headed that way, stop some place safe please. Gib is safer. You dont want to end up a hostage or dead.
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i think i would give algeria a miss,but tunisia (monatir)is on the way.
also panteleria and lampedusa islands are worth a visit.

algeria is still very unstable due to internal conflict
Atoll is correct.
Was in Algeria for a day and was very uncomfortable end of Jan 2012 but went to Gabes, Tunisa from there and the people were very friendly and they liked cruisers. (was boat shopping)

Anjou is correct Gib is much safer.

Better to be safe even though some would rather sail into a Force 10/12 storm versus go around it. Your choice but we would hate to loose a good member.

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Re: Algeria Anyone been there lately?

Thanks everyone, check Algeria off my list- Iím just exploring my options-
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