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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Algiers, Algeria
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Act like the most innocent thing in front of your inlaws, high neckline, very conservative dressing and talk. Do not raise your voice in public or argue with your husband infront of family... sounds tough but people here love talking about any sort of drama!! Watch your things, people tend to steal here especially make and gold!! In general people are nice but like anywhere you get the bad ones!! (Continue)
zerari replied most recently with:
My husband is algerian, I lived with my inlaws for the first month in algeria, now I have been living here for almost 6 months, and still deeply depressed due to culture shock! I should say I am lucky that I married to a nice and very different algerian man compare to most of other algerian.
Zosweet30 replied recently with:
hello everybody... wonderful info reader ....thanks hope to marry algerian man i like this country ..i really want to visit in algeria for my future husband thanks faithfully yours zosweet ..nchallah
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Algiers, Algeria
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Just give it respect as in time you will get used to it and enjoy your new life. (Continue)
sleham73 replied most recently with:
I strongly agree with you, i am moved back to Algiers after 15 years in London and to me nothing is shocking since i was a child people spoke french in all public services, women goes out without scarf, Alcohol was and still available and many more, i am not happy with all this things but still better than living in the western world
A reader replied recently with:
I am American and although did experience culture shock it was nothing negative. I too don't wear a head scarf but receive great respect and assistance with anything I try to do or anywhere I go. I am living in Blida and almost no foreign people live here. Algiers is different with different nationalities so they are more used to it there. Lots of women don't cover their heads that are Algerian so I don't understand what you are talking about the disrespect, even here in Blida where it is more conservative than Algiers.
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Expat Report Dating and Marriage in Algiers, Algeria was published
What is it like in your country of residence for someone with your relationship status (married/divorced/dating)? If you're single, how do you meet other people? Do English-speaking people tend to gravitate to certain parts of your city?
My current town is a family oriented place. There are single bars.I am a mature man who have grown children from previous relationships. I have lived in the USA since the late sixties, but I am Italian -Brazilian. I am in my early fifties. Retired civil-servent,but still working on a second career. (Continue)
Expat Report Having a Baby in Algiers, Algeria was published
Describe your experience giving birth there. What type of facility did you go to? What (if any) type of pain management did you use? How long did you stay in the hospital? Was it a positive experience? Etc...
It was clean enough, better equipped, nice looking than many european clinics. It was very clean but if you need more they would provide. It was an operation and it was almost perfect. Only problem is to get the facture. It takes at least a week. The doctor was very comforting and gentile and look very experienced. The operation was epidural anesthezi. No worries to have a baby there and the clinic by the way called clinic Sehrazad. I can give more detail if requested. (Continue)

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