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    Posted October 28, 2010 by
    Algiers, Algeria
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    ALgeria, Casbah Insights


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     miquelpp, a sales director for Nike, is responsible for 80 countries -- so he gets to travel to lots of exotic places. He said the Casbah is a crowded section in the center of Algiers, built on the hill (that's why there are so many stairs). 'I didn’t expect something so beautiful,' he said.
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    This is a portrait of the Casbah of Algiers in October 2010. While I only had the chance of visiting Algiers (used to be called Algiers la Blanche, because of the white facades) I have to say I was utterly impressed by its heritage.

    The Casbah has also a very special meaning to the contemporary Algerian history having played a key role in the independence war against france. Still today is considered by a lot of people a reduct where the most orthodox islamists of Algeria reside. I have to say visiting it with an Algerian I felt secure at all times, and if something people were extremely friendly and willing me to see, undertstand and know more about Algeria and Algiers.

    As a highight, consider the fact that the Casbah (or Kasbah) is Unesco world Heritage Site.


    I happened to be there for business travel, but I hope I'll be able to come some time soon and visit also the city of Oran, which I've been told to be marvelous.

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