Algerian trip...

I'm back!
I went to visit my father, my sisters and their families.
The weather ranged from boiling hot afternoons to cool evenings, dusty mornings and torrential rains.
As usual, the seasonal produce was on show. I was a few days too early for my sister's apricots but there were enough fruits to make up for them. The strawberries were delicious and the dates absolutely luscious.




















A visit to one of Algiers oldest fish restaurants, Sauveur (a true Saviour!) was an evening to remember. Fish, fish and fish... Gorgeous.
















Minted tea and roasted nuts, overlooking the Med from the south.
















Fishermen enjoying a great sunset...

11 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Nice to see you back m'dear. As usual your photos have me seething with jealousy! ;)

Caroline said...

Yum!

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Boy things have changed since I was there in 1986. The restaurants didn't have anything to serve us except prawns. I even gave the waiter a spare packet of paracetamol I was carrying as the local pharmacies hadn't had any for years. Glad to see things are looking up.

Krimo said...

Thanks, Akela. You know me, I never go anywhere without my camera. Except that I've left it for my BIL.

Yum, indeed, Caro.

Daphne, the prawns were delicious.;o)
And things are definitely looking up. There are now two cash dispensers in Algiers!!!

ValGalArt said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing, it seems like paradise!

Warda said...

Oh how i miss the open market and the prawns with their head attached ;) (everything is decapitated here in the US), oh! and are these medlar I see? I haven't had them in years. My grandmother had a medlar tree in her backyar. I'm looking forward to visit my family after Ramadan Inchaalah.

mima said...

Quelles belles photos de nos marchés tu as ramené dans tes bagages!!
L'étalage,les couleurs,les odeurs et les saveurs sont inégalables...
Mon petit doigt me dit que tu as fait des jaloux!!
A bientot.

PI said...

Beautiful pics.

Krimo said...

Val, you're welcome. Yes, it could be a ral paradise...

Oui, ce sont de nèfles. It's very rare to see them in the UK.
The prawns were truly delicious and so was the whiting (Merlan) with dersa! I'm sure you'll have a great time when you got in the autumn.

Bienvenue, Mima!
C'était le marché de Reghaia et je suis d'accord avec toi en ce qui concerne les couleurs,etc...
Mes soeurs m'ont vraiment régalé avec leur cuisine.
Je les ai repayées en leur faisant un bon poulet au curry.

Thanks, Pat. I took loads.

Mary said...

The food always looks so good!!!!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Thanks to you I want to go to Algeria and Marrakesh. And Spain. Ever thought of doing travel writing? Add your art / photos...

Everytime I listen to Majda al Roumi I think of Algeria.