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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2011, 08:04:13 PM »
Maybe if flying to the countryside in Algeria.

In Algiers itself its very dangerous.

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2011, 10:30:06 PM »
Maybe if flying to the countryside in Algeria.

In Algiers itself its very dangerous.
According to the US gov travel advisory (quoted below) the countryside outside of Algiers in the eastern region is the main place to worry about. Not as much in the city, though not reccomended.
 
"Terrorism continues to pose a threat to the safety and security of U.S. citizens traveling to Algeria. Terrorist activities, including bombings, false roadblocks, kidnappings, ambushes, and assassinations occur regularly, particularly in the Kabylie region east of Algiers."

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2011, 12:17:50 AM »
Any of you planning a trip there?
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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2011, 02:09:25 AM »
Any of you planning a trip there?
I wasn't but with all this talk I'm getting in the mood. I'll let you know before I go in case you want to join!

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2011, 02:40:55 AM »
i went to Petra last year, i used the eliat border to get into Jordan, they let my  teffilin right through.
-got gorgeous pics there, worth every penny!

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2011, 02:42:01 AM »
Trip report?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2011, 02:43:21 AM »
its long.... i will sit down and write it one day.
(i usaully post from a phone, so its hard)

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2011, 04:47:35 AM »
i went to Petra last year, i used the eliat border to get into Jordan, they let my  teffilin right through.
-got gorgeous pics there, worth every penny!
how long did you go for? when i went it was just a daytrip hence no need for tefillin

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2011, 06:09:12 AM »
how long did you go for? when i went it was just a daytrip hence no need for tefillin

Your on the wrong forum. There are lots of people here who carry tefillin all day, even to Petra

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2011, 08:41:49 AM »
rofl

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2011, 03:28:54 PM »
i went early in the morning and only returned m inutes before border closing. i wanted to go to gabel harun (aaron haCohens kever) but i never made it there. if i would have it would require a night stay

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2011, 02:48:31 PM »
3 hrs on a donkey isnt fun

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2011, 05:18:54 PM »
I also tried but didnt have enough time.
I did a 24 hour trip, left tlv to amm in the evening, taxi to petra, slept in petra, toured that day, taxi to eilat, dinner in eilat, flight to tlv. 10pm-10pm, nice 24h trip

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2011, 07:03:27 PM »
I also tried but didnt have enough time.
I did a 24 hour trip, left tlv to amm in the evening, taxi to petra, slept in petra, toured that day, taxi to eilat, dinner in eilat, flight to tlv. 10pm-10pm, nice 24h trip
I went in through Eilat on a Friday morning with a few friends. At the border we were in a wacky mood so we bought kafiya's and the whole Arab garb and we dressed up like Arabs! Tourists were asking us for photos and the locals went wild over Americans who wanna be like Arabs! They were super friendly cause of that. At one point at petra we were shmoozing with about fifteen Arabs at once who offered to pose with us etc! We hired a cab at the border to take us to petr a and wait for us there, as well as stop at all the sites along the way for 125 usd. Not to bad. You could get for 100 but this guy had nice van and looked honest. We were back in Israel three hours before shabbos as it was in June.

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Re: Arab and Muslim countries
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2011, 07:11:30 PM »
i went early in the morning and only returned m inutes before border closing. i wanted to go to gabel harun (aaron haCohens kever) but i never made it there. if i would have it would require a night stay
They told me that too but i went anyway and made it back in time (barely though, we ran the entire way down the mountain  :))
3 hrs on a donkey isnt fun
I had an awesome time