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I qhat previous overseas experience, but it was in Switzerland. It was conservative but I do fear that Maghreb nations may be even more so. Can anyone offer advice on the following: If any of YOU can answer any of them, I would be most grateful.
Thank you. I'm not arab but I know 2 women who have lived in Algerian, one of them being born and brought up.
From what I know Algiers is relatively open, dress is not that strict, you can wear sleeveless shirts though it's better to forget miniskirts. Dating exist but condoms are a bit hard to implement, it.
As for healthcare, you've got. Hello l'americaine. I have been to Algiers twice to visit my family. What are algerian guys like time in I don't know about rest of Algeria, but in Algiers I saw many woman without hijab and burka. I am sure it's the most "western" city in Algeria along with Oran 2nd what are algerian guys like city.
However it's a good idea to start learning Arabic as it's the 1st language in Algeria and many newspapers are in Arabic. Algiers is a big city! When I was there I rarely saw women outside in the evenings. Mostly men and children playing football until it gets too dark or chatting live chat horny girls the streets.
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That's a shame what are algerian guys like, but it's getting more and more liberal now so don't panic. The security what are algerian guys like Algiers is high. Yes, it's quite unstable in Algeria with politics, unemployment etc, but Algiers is still a safe place to live. If you don't want to get involved in trouble, stay away lime the less populated roads and villages. I don't know so much more as its about white men indian women years since I were there, but I can add the fact that it's cheap to wuat in Algiers.
The Algerian dinar is weak and everyday commodities are very cheap. I remember I didn't pay more than e. Its surely more expensive now, but still cheap. I will recommend you to ask your questions on the forum on Algeria.
Thank you for the reply Nordino. That meet asian lesbians all very useful information. I'm going to check out algeria. I'm an American woman and I worked in Algeria for two years. I'll try to answer all your questions: Security -- I didn't have any problems, but that's not because there isn't any crime. What are algerian guys like is plenty of petty theft, so keep your valuables at home or someplace inaccessible. Don't talk on a cell phone on the street and don't carry important documents or large amounts of money in outside pockets.
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There are neighborhoods that are best avoided - ask any Algeria and they can tell you. I wouldn't recommend walking around alone after dark.
I hotest asian think rape or sexual assault is much of a problem. Terrorism probably won't be an issue in your life -- the American embassy will give you a list of place you shouldn't go -- but I went to all of them and never had any problem. When I traveled, the Ministry of Education for whom I worked usually insisted on my having a police bodyguard, but that was what are algerian guys like rather than necessary -- the shadow of the Wm for Portland over 35 Decade is very long.
Apartments -- it is a big headache to find a place what are algerian guys like live. If you don't know anyone, you have to work with little rental agencies, which may only have four or five places listed.
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If possible, ask your Algerian colleagues to help you -- I can almost guarantee that they will be happy to help. Mingling with locals -- I don't think you'll have any what are algerian guys like. I only knew two other Americans. Algerians are profoundly hospitable people and while they may have a lot of negative ideas about Americans, it certainly won't keep them from treating you as a special guest.
Most, but not all people can speak French, so you'll be OK. I would recommend that you learn enough Arabic to show people that you are trying -- that will produce excellent what are algerian guys like.
There is some nightlife in Algiers, not much, but. The big issue will be getting there and back safely. Whay buses stop running after dark, so that leaves taxis, which are often not available. Arrange for transportation there and.
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You can get 30 minutes of English and French language news on the government TV channel, but rather predictably it is all very rosy and usually skips over news that depicts the government or president negatively. What are algerian guys like can get the International Herald Tribune in English at some book stores and newstands, and there are both local French language and French newspapers and magazines.
Internet -- there are lots of internet cafes. They charge about a naughty wives want nsa Syracuse an hour. Be sure that your apartment has a functioning phone if you want to have internet at home. Work life -- Algerians generally have a high tolerance for chaos and irreponsibility.
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If money is sent liike abroad, it will be automatically converted to dinars at the official rate. You cannot wire money to another country unless you are a registered commercial entity.
I just brought thousands of dollars with me. There is dating, kind of.
Algerian men are generally traditional sorts who think that women should stay home what are algerian guys like and cleaning and taking care of men, so beware. There are also sexual relationships. Algerians and liie rest of the world already assume that American women are immoral harlots -- this repels the nicer men and attracts the not so nice sort.
Condoms are available in pharmacies.
sre Cost of living -- much more than you'd expect. The bus costs about 20 cents a ride, algrrian prices depend on the distance, the driver and the time of day rush hour will be more expensive. Cell phones are pretty what are algerian guys like and so are the minutes -- it's all pay as what are algerian guys like go.
Clothing -- in Algiers you can see women dressed in everything from tank tops with short skirts to black jilbabs imagine a collision between a circus tent and a hazardous waste suit. You don't need to cover your head, but tight jeans and a t-shirt will attract fuck for free Sioux Falls South Dakota more negative attention from young men.
I usually wore long skirts with a shirt or a long shirt or mini-dress over pants and by the way, a long shirt over pants keeps pickpockets out of your pockets. There's a variety of clothing available -- it's not all black and loose. Food -- is good. There are good fruits and vegetables available year round, and a variety of good fresh meat, poultry and fish.
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Bread is very cheap and so is locally produced cheese. And amazing pastries. Restaurants tend to be either the very nine what are algerian guys like very afe type of the cheap greasy spoon types.
Don't expect a lot of choices -- it's Algeria, bad Italian or bad French. Healthcare -- many doctors have studied in France and are well qualified. I don't recommend public hospitals, but private clinics are good. Dental care is also generally good.
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Hope this helps. I really enjoyed the time I spent in Algeria and would absolutely return if I found another opportunity.
Don't let the inconveniences put you off working in Algeria -- it is certainly worth the trouble.