Practical Information in Algiers

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Safety and Money Tips for the Algiers Traveler

Here are a few Algiers Practical Information tips you can use while you are on vacation here. Algiers being the capital of Algeria witnesses frequent visits by foreign travelers. This city has an urban infrastructure and is a metropolitan area. Hills and farmlands also take center stage here and the Mediterranean look adds to the glamor. The Arabs and the French cherished Algiers in the past and the city has today been transformed into a cultural, political and economic hub.

Money

The local currency is called the Algerian dinar. You will find many ATMs in Algiers, but not all of them accept international cards. The most reliable would be the Credit Populaire located in the Colonel Amirouche Boulevard. It is advisable to carry some cash with you. You can cash your traveler’s checks at the airport or the city banks. The banks in the Grande Post locality are reliable but the process is slow. Also if you wish to exchange cash it can be done at hotels, banks or on the street.

Safety

There are certain areas that tourists should keep away from. The streets of upper Cashbah are not safe for tourists. This place is noted for daylight thefts. You need to be extra cautious of your belonging in crowded streets and never leave them unattended as you might not find them again. Be wary of a helping hand as there could be ulterior motives behind it.

 

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