Archive for Algeria

My Father’s Birthday

Posted in about the blog, Culture, Me, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 16/01/2012 by arabrhizome

Today is my father’s 82nd birthday. It’s also my last full day here in Algeria. I’ll be leaving tomorrow in the afternoon. I’m having a very nice day with my dad. It’s been great talking about the history of Algeria. I’ve learned so much more than what I already knew. Today we talked about the history of black Algerians, particularly from my dad’s region in the West, I will be writing up a summary of it on here soon. Anyway, I must go back to hang out with him now. I’ll catch you all later. My next post will probably be from Nottingham. Stay safe everyone. Live long and prosper.

Day Five In Algeria

Posted in about the blog, Me, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 13/01/2012 by arabrhizome

So today is my fifth day here. I’m still feeling very holesick but I’m trying to make the best of it. The best part is hanging out with my father. I’ve been listenning to his stories from the revolution. It’s great to get so much oral history straight from the source. I’ve been really enjoying those long conversations. I will probably write some of the stories up at some point on this blog. They’re really worth sharing. Some of the stories are heartbreaking, others are joyful. It’s just great to have such a source around. Anyway, I must go now. Stay safe everyone. Live long and prosper.

Day Four In Algeria

Posted in about the blog, Food, Me, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 12/01/2012 by arabrhizome

Day four involved a lot more bureaucracy and a lot more bad food. It’s not that the food is bad, it’s just that it isn’t vegan and it’s starting to take a toll on me. I’m feeling lethargic, bloated, and uncomfortable. I really can’t wait to go back home and eat right. I tried to remain vegan, but it’s simply impossible here. As my dad and I go out for all our meals, I can only order from what’s there. Because meat is a status symbol here, restaurants don’t offer options without some kind of meat, not to look high class. It’s really frustrating. It used to be the thing I looked forward to, all the meat I could eat, now it’s what I resent about coming here. Anyway, must go and eat some more bad food. Stay safe everyone. Live long and prosper.

Third Day in Algeria

Posted in about the blog, Me, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 11/01/2012 by arabrhizome

So this is my third day in Algeria. I went with my father to my old school’s neighbourhood. It was funny to see my old school. I know it’s a cliche but it’s so much smaller than I remeber. I know I haven’t gotten that much taller but it’s still a shock. We then did some more burochratic stuff. I was able to get some work done, which is good, but I need a day or two of continuous work if I am to hit my deadline, not sure I’ll get those. Anyway, I must go for now. Stay safe everyone. Live long and prosper.

In Algeria

Posted in Me, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 09/01/2012 by arabrhizome

So I’m here in Algeria. I’ve been having problems connecting to the wireless here at home. I’m probably going to have to reset the router. I’m slightly apprehensive about that as I don’t want to fuck the internet up for my dad. I’m going to wait until tomorrow morning, that way we can get an IT guy from the internet company to come and fix it. I’m still going to have a looksy around. Maybe I can actually get it done without all that. Anyway, the flight was great, but I didn’t sleep last night, this happens to me before travelling. So now I’m here for a week and will hopefully be able to get some work done. Stay safe everyone. Live long and prosper.

Back Where It All Started

Posted in about the blog, Friends, Me, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 08/01/2012 by arabrhizome

So I’m back at the hostel where this whole blog thing started a couple of years ago. I don’t remember if I was going to Algeria, or had just come here for a break. Anyway, today I’m here in London and getting ready to go to Algeria for about a week. I had a lovely time with my friend. We had some food and talked over a drink. It was a lot of fun. I’m now back at the hostel. I’m going to amend some parts of my previous blog and then get on twitter for a while before I go to sleep. I hope you’re all doing very well. Stay safe everyone. Live long and prosper.

Going to Algeria

Posted in about the blog, Food, Me, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 02/01/2012 by arabrhizome

So I’m leaving for Algeria in about a week. I’ve bought my tickets today. It’s going to be an 8 days trip. I usually go for about 2-3 days, because it’s easier. Going for a week is going to be slightly boring. I’m leaving in order to do some paperwork. It’s all really boring. The one thing I’m most bothered about is the fact that I’m going to have trouble staying vegan there. Vegetables are easy enough to buy, it’s just that my dad’s kitchen facilities aren’t exactly great. I don’t know if I’ll be able to cook that much. I might have to resign myself to the fact that I will have to consume animal products while I’m there. Although I’m still going to try to eat properly. Anyway, back to work now. Stay safe everyone. Live long and prosper.