Moving to Algeria

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Moving to Algeria: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Algeria.

What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Algeria?

We asked people in Algeria if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!:

"I went to a store, and speak English, the seller yell ' eee sinuiyyaa', which means, she is a Chinese. I am not a Chinese, but here people call all non-european foreigners Chinese," said another expat in Annaba.

"In my husband's village in the Berber mountains they have two fountains, one for female and the other for the men who shares with the donkeys. Needless to day there were many moments when I forgot that I was neither a man or a donkey and accidentally went to the wrong fountain," added another expat who made the move to Algiers.

"Coffee shops here are for a male clients. I sat inside one having coffee one time and everyone looked like I was crazy," explained one expat living in Blida, Algeria.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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