Hi guys, I have been invited to go over and visit my girlfriend in Cheraga, Algeria in the next 4 months and she is confident that it will be ok and safe for me (as a British National, but am actually half Spanish and half Italien) to go.
I will be traveling solo, and don't know weather to get a tourist visa or working visa, or if I even can get a working visa, as I know little French beyond what I learnt at school and through my friends in France.
My job is in advertising and I have recently got a TEFL qualification, so maybe I could use that as a means of finding some form of employment whilst i'm over there. My girlfriend has also told me that getting an apartment isn't like renting one over a few months, but instead you must rent over a period of a year or so, and is expensive. She wants to start a life with us both over there but I would just like some more information on the area and town.
Her friends have never met or spoken to me and neither have her parents. But she is pretty sure after I talk to her father I will be welcome when I arrive, or at least we are hopeful. We talk for a couple of hours every day for the past 3 months now and are positive that we want to be together but the only way for this is for me to go to Algeria as I said.
Can someone please give me some advice regarding taking the trip over there, the town itself and safety issues. As I said, I probably will end up going but want some more information. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.