When 26 African and American musicians came together for a singular performance in the Algerian desert. Plus, I got a little wild with a few American friends who came for the show.
What I’ll Miss About Algeria
After three years living in Algeria, I will miss a lot.
Best of 2021
Happy another year in the early 2020s! I think it’s becoming increasingly clear as the COVID pandemic turns endemic that we’ll all look back on this time as one four or five year chunk rather than as individual, distinct years. I am typing this post poolside, under a breadfruit tree, 50 yards from the Indian […]
Cold November Rain/Warm Diplomatic Parties
It was a cold and rainy November in Algiers, but the dreariness was lifted with some cozy diplomatic parties, including the annual Marine Ball.
A Bucket and a French Fry Omelette
When your bathroom mishap ends up in an Algerian newspaper.
Guess Where We’re Moving in 2022?
I’ve been blogging for so long now that I feel like I’ve written quite a few “And Our Next Post Is” posts. (And I have! Big reveals for Jerusalem, Morocco, Algiers). I’ve even done polls on where my blog readers think we should go. None of that this time. I’ll just come out and tell […]
Is it Even 2021?
Well, it’s August already. In the year 2021, supposedly. But is it truly even a new year? A year ago in Algeria, international flights had just started to open up, and Adam and I jumped on the chance to go to Greece for a few weeks. Our trip to Crete, Santorini, Naxos, and Sifnos, was […]
Gunshots and Peacock Shrieks in Bou Saada
Back in May, we were part of a caravan down to the desert town of Bou Saada, known for being an oasis between the mountains and vast desert. Adam and I departed Algiers with our Norwegian friend in the back seat and joined up with the convoy, members of which were mostly diplomats from various […]
Searching for a ‘Nice Hike’ in Bajaia
I asked Adam for one thing for my 37th birthday. “I just want a nice hike.” Hiking is one of my favorite leisure activities/forms of exercise and in past posts (Spain, Jerusalem, Morocco) I’ve sought out all the spots for great walks and hikes and did them often. Unfortunately, a “nice hike,” especially one where […]
Algiers Living Room Reveal
Hello from Algiers! After three trips to Michigan in the past four months, my cancer scare ordeal is over and behind me. The biopsy from the last surgery on my cervix revealed no cancer and do disease of any kind. I arrived back to Algeria a week ago, and have been getting re-acclimated (melatonin has […]