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Hi there, we use cookies to improve your experience on our website. You can update algeria dating culture settings by clicking the Privacy policy algeria dating culture at the bottom of the page. I am curious to hear the experiences of others in this country or those like it. Comments from solo female expats would be most welcome, but information from anyone who has lived and worked algeria dating culture Algeria as a native or a visitor would help a LOT.

It's algeria dating culture to find a solid body of knowledge anywhere online. I algeria dating culture previous overseas experience, but it was in Algeria dating culture. It was conservative but I algeria dating culture 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. I'm not arab but I know 2 women who have lived in Algerian, one of them being born and brought up there.

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 seems. As for healthcare, you've got everything. I have been to Algiers twice algeria dating culture visit my family. Last 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 biggest 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 in the streets.

That's a shame really, but it's getting more and more liberal now so don't panic. The security in 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 algeria dating culture trouble, stay away from the less populated roads and villages. I don't know so much more as its about 7 years since I were there, but I can add the fact that it's cheap to live 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 algeria dating culture forum on Algeria. Thank you for the reply Nordino. That was 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. There is plenty of petty theft, so keep your valuables at home or algeria dating culture 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. Be careful on the buses and walking in crowded neighborhoods. There are neighborhoods that are best avoided - ask any Algeria and they can tell you where.

I wouldn't algeria dating culture walking around alone after dark either. I don't 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 algeria dating culture a police bodyguard, but that was precautionary rather than necessary -- the shadow of the Black Decade is very long. Apartments -- it is a algeria dating culture headache to find a place to live.

If you don't know anyone, you have to work with little rental agencies, which may only have four or five places listed. Most rental contracts require that you pay a year's rent up front, which means that landlords may not have any incentive to fix problems. If possible, wait to find a place to live until you know where you are going to work -- the traffic in Algiers is horrible and if you live far from your workplace you'll spend hours in traffic every day. 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 choice. 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 algeria dating culture 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 results.

There is some nightlife in Algiers, not much, but some. The big issue will be getting there and back safely. Most buses stop running after dark, so that leaves taxis, which are often not available. Arrange for transportation there and back. Cultivate relationships with taxi drivers and find ones that are respectful with you I've got a friend I can recommend, let me know if you want his number. News -- everybody has pirate satellite TV -- BBC, CNN, all the big French channels. You can algeria dating culture 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.

You 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 dollar 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. If you've been in the US and Switzerland, this will be very jarring.

If you are working for or with a government institution, it will be especially bad. There are absolutely people who do what they say famous examples of radiocarbon dating will when they say they will do it and how they say they will do it. Find them and rely on them. Banking and finances -- Most banks will tell you that you can't get an account unless you have a residency card, and you can't get a residency card unless work for the Ministry of Labor or marry algeria dating culture Algeria -- or have good connections in the wilaya local government offices.

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