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My experience travelling from England to Algeria by car

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I went once to Algeria by car and my husband has done it several times.

Booked by PO Ferries Dover to Calais. That’s the easy bit.

Then driving through France to Marseilles. That would take about 10 hours direct but as you’ve been already travelling you will need to stop to sleep. Unless you both drive. Everyone I know who drives from UK stops at a hotel.
Except us we wanted to save but, as I don’t drive, my husband was exhausted. You need to stop to eat/pray/toilet plus 2 stops to sleep 2-3 hours at a time so it depends if you can cope with that. Continue reading

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From Makkah… going back to Algeria!

Where are you from and where do you live?

I’m Brazilian, lived in London for 9 years , where I got married to an Algerian and reverted to Islam as well, alHamdulillah!
We have done our Hijra to Algeria in June 2006, then we moved to Mecca in 2013 where we currently live since!
We have plans to go back to Algeria in September this year in sha Allah! Continue reading


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How to apply for residence in Algeria (for non-Algerians)

To apply for residence in Algeria, you will have to visit the ‘bureau d’etranger’ at your local Police station. The following are the documents and paper works you will need to provide. But make sure to ask in advance! As each wilaya may ask for slightly different things (some may ask more, others may ask less documents). Continue reading


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From Tasmania to Algeria: the hijrah of sister Hanina

Where are you from and where do you live in Algeria?

Assalamualaikum. My name is Hanina. My mother is Australian and my father is Algerian. My father left Algeria when he was 16yrs old and came back at the age of 70yrs old. He even forgot his Arabic!!!. I was born in Tasmania and brought up in Melbourne, Australia. I came to Algeria when i was 18yrs old and I have been here for 12yrs.

How long have you been living in Algeria for?

I have been living in Babeloued, Algiers for 11yrs and I now live in Bouzareah.  Continue reading


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Ramadan in Algeria

Ramadan in Algeria has a special feeling! Knowing the whole of the country is fasting.

The smell of chorba & borek whisking through the air.. the cinnamon from lahm lahlou.  Continue reading