Algeria
Algeria

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  • Day36

    Hotel Milev

    February 29, 2020 in Algeria ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    As we left Bachir in Jijel, we were, as most of the time when we leave a host, a bit heavy hearted. Bachir wanted to show us more of his famous city. He was a bit confused about us wanting to visit a city as Mila, were nothing was to be seen.
    But we were determined to see Chaffik, one of the first people i met during the planning of this journey more than a year ago.
    As we left Jijel, the road took us along the sea, to bent into the mountains again. Not my favourite, since the operation on Lieske. Because temperature is her enemy. (Cherif ;))
    But the scenery was overwhelming.
    As we crossed the bridge over the Beni Haroun Dam, we almost arrived at Grarem Gouga the little village Chaffik lives.

    Chaffik, always told me he could not host us, but i just wanted to meet him, and we would see were we would sleep.
    I suggested to sleep in the car, next to a police checkpoint. And it looked like, that's settled.

    After a nice lunche, we tried to visit the dam again, but as a law obeying Dutch citizen, i did not want to stop on the bridge, as there was a no stopping sign. So we had to satisfied ourselfs with a glimpse of its beauty.
    Chaffik was not convinced of sleeping in the car, and wanted to show us a hotel in Mila.
    As we arrived, all changed.

    We were treated as long lost friends, and our night in the Hotel was offered to us as a gift.
    Only in Algeria!

    We went out to the old city of Mila of which existents we did not know, and we were very impressed.
    As we discovered, Mila was founded around 250 AD, and it has one if the oldest mosks in the world.
    And... a fountain, the only one in the world, who still works since the Roman time.
    ..
    Today we visited again.

    But now, together with the chef of the hotel, and Chaffik, we are on the quest for an "momentsleutel"..
    A ratchet with torck moment, so I can check the torck of the headgasket. It has to be done between 300 and 1000km
    Seems difficult to find...
    ..
    Keep you updated.

    (And Nika had her Docs fixed...)
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    Marcel Gorrissen

    Tsjonge jonge, dit hebben jullie in jullie stoutste dromen niet kunnen bedenken dit allemaal mee te mogen maken. Jullie worden behandeld als de koning en koningin (van Zeeland natuurlijk). Blijf genieten van deze ongelooflijke ervaringen. Succes met de momentsleutel. Gaat ook lukken.

    2/29/20Reply

    Yes thnx foor your visite

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  • Day17

    Feet up in Orán

    February 10, 2020 in Algeria ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    It was a long and intriguing day.
    Started with a wait for our friendly and comforting host at the front of the Sheraton Hotel of Oran. Who than brought us as quickly as possible to a telephone shop so we could, as modern people need, buy a simcard to communicate with the world again. Even navigation was a problem without!
    The traffic is ..let's put it easy.. another thing.
    It's a chaos but manageable. Now.
    We will see tomorrow as we leave for Tlemcen.
    We have been in the city of Oran and have been in the caring hands of Moussa, a cousin of Chafik, a man who witnessed the grow of the intention of this journey and the creation of Lieske during almost a year, only by messenger and Facebook, and I would love to visit and thank for all he did to make us believe in this.
    We were the only tourists in this city. So guess how surprised people are.
    Lieske is as always the showgirl.
    Many beeps, horns and thumbs-up. Selfies and pictures.
    At this moment. Lieske sleeps in a underground garage, and we are 6 high in a apartment, somewere in Orán.
    In need for a sleep, as this day was full of new and very intense meetings, talks and experiences.
    Busy, crowded, intens, sometimes terrifying but always kept safe by our new friends.
    Many thanks! Ali, Snoucy and Moussa!
    I am doing short to you, bu t i really need to sleep. One day, we will make up.
    Viva Algeria!
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    Marcel Gorrissen

    Ja, zo een nieuwe wereld hakt er wel in. Geen enkele binding met de taal. Veel nieuwe geuren en niet eerder opgedane indrukken. Het is een wonder dat Lieske daar zo kalm onder blijft. Slaap lekker Morgen nieuwe dag.

    2/11/20Reply
    Amir Boualem

    Welcome to algeria 😘

    2/11/20Reply
    Loek Scheepers

    Thank you

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  • Day1

    Ich heb ab...

    January 31, 2020 in Algeria ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    ...wobei, bis wir losflogen hat es erst ein Weilchen gedauert. Nach eigenen Minuten aus dem Fenster schauen war ich sehr verwundert, so viel Schnee in den Bayerischen Voralpen zu sehen. Zwischen einigen Wolken konnte ich dann irgendwann orten, wo wir sind - über dem Inntal und dann über dem Brenner. Am Horizont sah man bis zu den hohen italienischen und französischen Gipfeln. Nach einer guten Stunde, um 13.15h, war der erste Flug auch schon vorbei und wir standen planlos in Rom. Naja, nicht direkt, sondern mit den Öffentlichen etwa eine Stunde davon entfernt. Zwar lagen acht Stunden Aufenthalt vor uns, aber aufgrund vielseitiger Einwände ;) wollten wir nicht den nächsten Flug riskieren. Also ging es zu Fuß entlang und manchmal auf der Straße, bis wir in das eher ausgestorbene Meerörtchen Fiumicino kamen. In treuer Begleitung meiner erfolgreich durch die Kontrollen geschmuggelten Geige begutachteten wir die vielen verreckenden Fische am Hafen. Geschockt waren wir von den einigen Hakenkreuzen, die wir an Parkbänken und Hauswänden finden konnten... Dann ein Abstecher in den örtlichen Supermarkt und in einen Eineuroshop, um uns aufzuwärmen, anschließend im Sonnenuntergang wieder Richtung Flughafen, wo wir noch die restlichen zwei Stunden vertrieben. Der zweite Flug! Wieder war es keine Super Constellation. Dafür aber ziemlich heiß, zumindest die erste halbe Stunde, bis wir abhoben. Mein Handy ist inzwischen auf Spanisch eingestellt. Ich war euphorisch, dass es den Film Free Solo gab, aber danach wollte die Zeit einfach nicht vergehen. Kurzzeitig träumte ich anscheindend, dass der Flug nur noch viereinhalb Stunden dauert. Blöd, wenn man dann feststellt, dass man zwar schon sechs Stunden in der Luft ist, aber trotzdem noch acht Stunden in dieser Sardinenbüchse vor sich hat. Und das umzingelt von Leuten mit Mundschutzen, die sowieso nichts bringen... Ich denke, drei Stunden Schlaf werde ich schon abbekommen haben, bevor das Licht wieder anging.Read more

    Markus Blersch

    Ein Corona, extra auf dich, Lina! Viel Spaß!

    2/1/20Reply
     
  • Day33

    We missed it all...

    February 26, 2020 in Algeria ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Yesterday we arrived in Béjaïa. It was a thriving city. But... We missed the things the tourists come for.
    Was it a shame? Maybe. But we had a nice walk through the city, and got the scent of it.
    We missed a lot of things. That's the way it goes.
    This morning we took of for the famous and beautiful road along the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains, to Jijel.
    We really enjoyed that ride.
    Arrived in Jijel, it took not long before the police took us in.
    First time we were checked very thoroughly.
    And as this was not enough.. We had to go to the police station again. Were again al papers are scrutinized...
    Ending it all with the almost famous words:
    "Welcome in Algeria"...
    ..
    We found a place to sleep at the home of Bachir. He lives here with his sister and mother.
    And again.. We were taken good care of.
    Only Lieske is a bit worrying.. as she is parked outside. Although she is near a police station and all say, nobody will touch her..
    I am nervous.
    Will all be all right in the morning??
    ..
    We will see.
    Again.
    Inshallah.
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    Parking next to a mosk or church is also a good place to park Lieske, as a local told me „God is always watching“

    2/27/20Reply
     
  • Day25

    Inshallah....

    February 18, 2020 in Algeria ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Slight update.
    I removed the glowplugs of the engine on the parking.
    Cylinder no1 was full with water. Luckily it turns again. So the engine is not seized.
    Might have bend a connecting rod by trying to start it, but I hope not. We will see.
    Lieske got a bit hard handed transport, but we are in Afrika. Not in Zoetermeer.
    So a scratch and a dent makes her even more beautiful.
    At this time. We are safe at our great host, who will be put up with us a bit longer than expected. But the Algerian hospitality know no borders, so we are well taken care of.
    We do need a Headgasket, and I hope we can get it.
    And... opening her up makes me a bit worried. But we have to.
    In the worst case, she gets transported to Tunisia and see from there, or into a container back to The Netherlands.
    ..
    Keep you updated.
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  • Day22

    All good things end..

    February 15, 2020 in Algeria ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    But not yet.
    Today we enjoyed a full day as tourists in Taghit.
    Visited the prehistoric sites, oases and the K'sar on the hills.
    Climbed up a sanddune, horrible, to watch the sunset, ran it down,..wonderfull.
    Relaxed and had a nice diner in the desert.
    Now we have put our mattresses on the roof of our home, and sleep outside, listen to the concert of frogs in the oases, and howling dogs.
    Tomorrow morning we want to get up early and climb the dune again.
    Sunrise.
    Good night!
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    Thank you, nice catch, I hope it will block other visitors to come in the future

    2/16/20Reply
    Henk Voortwijs

    Het zand zit waarschijnlijk inmiddels overal, ook waar het niet hoort te zitten.....🤭

    2/16/20Reply
    Marcel Gorrissen

    Hebben jullie eitjes gekookt met die zandloper schoenen?😎

    2/16/20Reply
    Nika Scheepers

    Ze waren hardgekookt... 😂⏳

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  • Day27

    Algeria. Its a miracle.

    February 20, 2020 in Algeria ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    And wonders they preform in less than 2 days.
    Yesterday dismantled the cylinderhead.
    And all around Algeria people got involved to get us going.
    During the day we could get a headgasket from a newer model engine, a OM615. But we needed a OM621.
    Anything better than nothing, and so we went for what we could get, and do it the African style.
    During the night the gasket has been transported by taxi from Blida.
    It was a gift from Hamidouche, So you can imagine how grateful we are.
    Today, we took a look at the fit of the gasket, and we found no reason to not go on with it.
    So. ..
    ..
    Are you curious???
    ...
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    John Bullock

    Only in Algeria! That’s Amazing - what an adventure ! 😘

    2/20/20Reply
    Marcel Gorrissen

    Zij klinkt weer als vanouds. Wat een ontroerende hulp hebben jullie daar gekregen. Geweldig om te zien dat jullie weer on the move kunnen. Een paar dagen vertraging. So what?? Happy travels again and hit the road Lieske.

    2/20/20Reply
    Jan de Muijnck

    Geweldig te om te zien welke hulp jullie krijgen. Heel bijzonder! Klinkt allemaal weer erg goed. Ik hoop dan ook dat jullie de reis weer kunnen voortzetten! Nieuwsgierig? Absoluut! Ik kan het niet ontkennen. 😊

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  • Day26

    Dirty fingers and letting go..

    February 19, 2020 in Algeria ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    It is very difficult for me, to let go.
    I had this car longer than the love of my live.
    And it was always a dream fixing her up. So now, as other people under these conditions are tearing out the intestine of my baby, it's hard so see. So again...I cry. .. I am really a softy.
    I have to let go, and trust the mechanic.

    It took us three hours to take the "head" of, and indeed we found a broken gasket.

    Now we are on the quest for the "Holy Gasket"
    .

    But in my stomach it feels like we might be lucky.
    Help is everywhere,
    We even made it to the Tissimsilt Newspaper.
    So what can go wrong now?
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    Het zou zonde zijn als het nu niet lukt met alle hulp die de oude dame nu krijgt, can we do it YES we can do it, blijf geloven Loek en Nika de oude dame brengt jullie weer thuis. Groet uit Scheveningen, Herman

    2/19/20Reply
    Loek Scheepers

    Thanks kerel. We doen ons best!

    2/19/20Reply
    Marcel Gorrissen

    Zo, dat is inderdaad een monteur aan het werk. Is het niet mogelijk om zelf een pakking te maken? Of moet je die echt laten sturen? Maar zie wel dat je een heuse overall aan hebt. Succes en als we iets kunnen doen wel laten weten. Maar zie wel dat Lieske in goede handen is.

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  • Day41

    Guelma and new friends..

    March 5, 2020 in Algeria ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Today we visited some places in and around Guelma.
    Together with Zineddine and Wassim, they are great tourist guides.. ;)
    At first we started with a visit to the Roman Theatre in the city of Guelma. With a nice collection of marbles.
    Also tested the Roman acoustic. What a smart construction!
    After that, we went to an Roman site in the mountains. Called Sellaoua Announa. It was difficult to find, but our guides were luckily on speaking terms with the local people.
    You could ask, you have seen one you have seen them all... but it's always a feeling of a new discovery.
    Especially in Algeria, were you are the only one, walking between these pieces of ancient civilisation(s)..
    As we left, we set of for the next destination, a hidden cave with a underground river, it was so dark, that Zineddine walked into the water. You can imagine what fun we had!
    Bats flying around our head and you could hear the dripping in the lake.
    A magical place.
    But..before we could enter we had to wait. There was police around, and they would certainly ask why we had no escorte.
    We left for the Hamman Debagh.
    But first lunch, were they had a fennik as pet.
    The Hamman was beautiful. Hot water from the volcano, in which we cook two eggs. 10 min. ;)
    Quite funny.
    As the day was not over yet, on our way to an other mountain called, Bouhamdane, we stopped at a lake, to another cave.
    But as we entered, after 30 to 50 metres it went very steep down, and we did not dare to go deeper, with just a 20% power phone light..
    It was asking for problems.
    So we enjoyed just the surrounding and the fact that we are pussies... except Zineddine. He was a dare devil.. (sure!)
    ..
    And.. As we did not went up and down enough, we visited Maouna mountain to see the sunset...
    As you see.. A full program
    Back home a nice shower and a beautiful meal was waiting for us.
    Traditional Charchucha. And even our clothes were washed and sorted!
    Thanks fam. Derbal!
    Tomorrow it is probably Police escorte again to Annaba.
    I am really looking forward...
    ..
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    Wassim Benzerti

    you forgot to mention the dam 😌, but it was an unforgettable day we had so much fun, love you guys ❤

    3/5/20Reply
    Nika Scheepers

    We will miss you so much! Tomorrow's goodbye will be a tough one 💔 :(

    3/5/20Reply
    Chaffik Boutalbi

    Happy days didn't over yet

    3/5/20Reply

    Welcome to GUELMA 😍😍

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  • Day19

    Tlemcen is not Terneuzen.

    February 12, 2020 in Algeria ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    For sure they have no locks, nor a canal or even a river with mighty ships on it.
    But it has stolen my heart by being a rough gem in a unpolished crown. Our host and her family made us feel part of their lives. And made being in Tlemcen as being at home.
    Today we started nice and slow. Nika got couscous cooking lessons, and i witnessed the warmth of a caring mother again.
    After our lunch, we went for a small walk in the neighbourhood and found a stray puppy. What a cutie to take home..
    As Fatima returned from college, we went to see the El Mechouar Palace.
    You could say, Alhambra in small.
    It was so good to be there and just enjoy it all in silence and tranquillity. No one to be seen. Just us. Not good for revenue but...
    We also got a guided tour in the traditionel wedding dress exhibition.
    Now it was time to hop in a taxi again to go and see the historic Mansourah Mosque.
    Also a place were you feel to be the explorar instead of the exploited.
    Taxi hopping is a common thing so...here we go! Time for tea. And for me something sweet..;)
    Tea. Sunset, call for prayer and a good conversation. A gift.
    Darkness calls us home. Were we took a shower and got a last festive dinner.
    This family is so caring it is almost impossible to describe.
    As guests, we received a farewell gift. And all i could do was shed a tear, and give them our gift, a bag of "stroopwafels" the only Dutch thing, we could think of as we took of on this journey.
    Now. Our last night sleep, tomorrow step one into the direction of the Sahara.
    Maybe the main reason of this trip. And we only will stay there for a few days.
    But first things first.
    Tomorrow we are travellers again.
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    Cherif Hamidouche

    Yes, too bad there are no canals and big boats, but there are small rivers in the region itself there is a waterfall right next to the town of Telemecen, I also see that you have not visited the cave wonderful, hope you will catch up next time ....

    2/13/20Reply
     

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