Hi all! I want to visit Algeria next year (specifically Tipaza province). Now I´m in a phase when I´m searching for any info about visiting this beautiful country and mainly about Kabylia But there are some things which I consider to ask people who really KNOW so I´m very glad that I´ve found this forum :-*
First, I want to say I know that Algeria is not like Saudi Arabia or Iran of course, hhh and I laugh when somebody asks women who marry a Muslim (or only visit muslim country!) if they have to wear veil because I´m sure these opinions are wrong and exaggerated (actually I read that Algeria is the most open-minded country in NA in terms of attitude to women) but I´m a normal young girl from Central Europe...is it a big difference??? I know it depends mostly on the man who I´d like to visit there and know him in his millieu because different people have different cultural/family background and upbringing, but I mean in general...
It has never been my style to wear miniskirts and short tops or to sunbath without top of swimsuit (but in terms of visiting beach, on the other side, I´d rather stayed in a hotel than go to the beach in burkini :-/ ) so I think I don´t have problem with decent clothes but how people react? Are there girls without hijabs in the streets? (Tipaza isn´t a big city but it´s a tourist centre so I hope they are used to it!). Can they go outside with their boyfriend or husband together? Because everytime when I see photos of young people in any muslim country boys and girls are separated.
And what about married women? Do they prefer to stay at home with children or they work after finishing maternity leave (again, I mean in general...)?
I hope I don´t offend anybody here by my questions! Just asking! It´s not about prejudices but every country in the world have different culture that´s why.
PS: Is anybody here who lives or lived in Kabylia? Really I´ve fallen in love with this region and want to know everything Or if you know some good websites - I´ve found something already but will be happy for any further info.
Thank you! xxx