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  • The green book of Muammar Gadhafi

    Muammar Gadhafi has elaborated a set of philosophies and published these in the so-called green book. I had heard of this book when I travelled in Ghana in the eighties, so I look for this green book in the towns when I came back from the desert trip and I found it in Sabha.The first part of the book is about the start of the era of the Jamahriyat,...

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  • Visa

    TheWonderingCamelSorry , but Libyans "have" to have Libya if they want to visit Europe or US.Libyans can't go to them easily as they go to Egypt , Tunisa ,Algeria , Morrocco , Syria ,Jordan and Turkey.Why do your countries have these restrictions towards Libyans?

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  • visa

    Well, in case of tourist visas, your tour company should apply for your visa and they then fax you a copy of the visa which you would need to show at the airport in UK. Once in Libya, you'd get a visa on arrival.Business visas are different. A company would have to apply for you in Libya and you then get a number. Once you get this number, you go...

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  • Escorted tours

    As you may know traveling in Libya it's not "free". That means that even if you enter the country with your own car you must ask special permission, they will give you (you buy) a Libyan license plate and you must have a local guide always.If you ave not your car and you want to travel between different places you can rent services from different...

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  • Respect the Islam religious traditions

    No political statement, but i think we have to respect each other in their own country first, we in Arabic countries, but also them in our western countries. BTW Ghadaffi once said : "All moslims are welcome in Libya, wherever they come from."He now faces problems with incoming people searching for work and living facilities.Many street workers are...

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  • Impression of a tourist like me.

    Lybya is a country to be visited. And tourism will grow rapidely, without doubt. But a lot of things are still to be done, in my opinion :- More excavations (untill now only 40% is shown)- Protection of the archeologic sites and musea (protect at least the floor mosaics)- Clean up the sites and in general, roads from all rubbish like plastics and...

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  • Libya - why ?

    Archeologic sites in Tripolitania - Cyrenia coast and in the south-west, the berber civilization and their ancient traditions. I visited many archeologic sites, small groups, mainly italian and german tourists and we (VTB)were alone, i had the impression the Libyans are not interested in their rich roman or greece imperial history. No archeo site...

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  • The bridge ....

    Builded by american engineers.But this is not the item.Travelling in Libya can be done in several ways. Mostly by a touristic bus (very comfortable in case the group members doesn't exceed 20persons)The tour from Tripoli to Benghazi can be done by plane (This was not the case 5 years ago). The tour from Tripoli to Sebha (Sahara) aswell.BTW :...

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  • Money and stamps

    The money in Libya is the LD - stands for Libyan Dinar and is divided in 100 piaster and 1000 dirham.Paper : 1/4-1/2-1-5-10 and 20 dinarCoins : difficult to find - 1/4-1/2 dinarTo give you an idea about the dinar value : 1LD= 0.60 Eurocent (2007)Water you can buy for : 1/2 dinar for 1.5 literA traditional lunch (for tourists - from 15 till 20...

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  • Libya - Ready for Prime Time?

    What Libya has to offer are the Roman ruins of Sabratha, Leptis and Cyrene. Of the three, Cyrene is the most beautiful; Leptis is the best preserved; and Sabratha - well, I don't get why a lot of people go to Sabratha, since most of it is gone. The other big sell of Libya is the south - Ghadames and Ghat, for which Sebha is usually the jump-off...

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  • What's for dinner?

    I just loved this fragment of mosaic in the museum at Sabratha, and the puzzle it poses. What can it have been made for? It clearly shows the ingredients of a recipe - some of which you can still see for sale on market stalls today in Libya - I saw bunches of onions and a tuberous vegetable that looked just like the ones here, though you would...

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  • What else?

    Well it would have to be, wouldn't it?How could this Wandering Camel resist taking photos of the camels she saw along the way? Not that there were a lot, but they can be a hazard on the desert roads, so keep an eye out - and tell your driver to slow down - I think the average Libyan driver is born with lead in his accelerator foot! The white babies...

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  • Video camera and photo camera

    Be aware that on every historical site or in every museum you'll have to pay 5 Libyan dinar for taking pictures and 10 dinar for videofilm, even if the site is small as in Tochra. Some guardians are strict, others aren't..

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  • Total Solar Eclipse

    March 29, 2006, there will be a total solar eclipse. The totalitys maximum duration will be 4m7s and will be visible in Libya. I thought it was really cool when I found out that many of the travel agencies or tour companies in Libya are working together to provide guided tours specifically for the eclipse.I've read that there are cruise ship tours...

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  • ****************GHADAMES****************

    Town and oasis in Libya, with 10,000 inhabitants, next to the borders of Tunisia and Algeria.Ghadames is recognised for its beautiful and inventive architecture, designed to fight the dramatic extremities of Saharan climate.All houses are made out of mud, lime, and palm tree trunks. They are constructed so that all fit together, with covered...

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  • ******************SABRATHA********************

    Sabratha was to a large extent the one with least wealth, yet there are structures here that gives a lot of sense to the idea of visiting it. Sabratha was constructed in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, but it did survive longer than its big brother, Leptis Magna. As is the case with many ancient cities in North Africa, it was the arrival of the...

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  • LEPTIS MAGNA

    --- is one of the most extensive archaeological sites - is a World Heritage site on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa in the Tripolitania region of Libya, located on the coast 120 kilometres east of Tripoli. Originally founded by the Phoenicians in the 10th Century BC, it survived the attention of Spartan colonists, became a Punic city and...

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  • CYRENE

    This site, located in the Gebel Akhdar region, was founded in the seventh century B.C. in an area where Carthaginian influence was predominant. From the fifth to fourth centuries B.C., this Greek trading post, situated inland, knew its most prosperous period and was able gain the goodwill of Alexander the Great, without falling under his sword....

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  • TADRART ACACUS

    The mountainous region of Tadrart Acacus is situated near the country's southwest border, east of the city of Ghat. The site also includes the Murzuch desert which bears traces of the different phases of the palaeolithic era, during which hunters lived surrounded by flora and fauna similar to those that today thrive in tropical regions. Tools have...

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  • visit the desert '...

    visit the desert ' Alsahara'which is the largest in the world.The Green Mountain has very lovely places.It situates in the eastern part of Libya and not so far from Benghazi.Cyrene which had been built by the ancient greek is 220 k.m from benghazi,you should see it.The capital Tripoli which is described in the next page.You shoud go to Gharian from...

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  • Near past

    The green mountain (Aljabal Alakhder) , The Sahara and the digged houses in Aljabal Algarbi are the most things I love to go to and see more and more. This picture is from the near past. Somewhere in Libya you might find such old people who enjoy playing cards , use their bikes as means of transportation and love to live in such houses.Traditional...

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  • Libya, which is as big as...

    Libya, which is as big as Germany, France, Scandinavia andHolland put together, is the gateway to the Arab Maghreb,andthe link between Europe and Africa .It also connects the desert to the sea ( the Gulf of sirt_'Africa's window on the world'), and is a country which, more than any other, has succeeded in remaining a virgin land.Capable of offering...

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  • If you are coming to Libya by...

    If you are coming to Libya by air ; you must come to Tripoli at first . When you arrive ; you can find very cheep taxi to the center of city [ ~ 30 km ]Best hotels are HOTEL MAHARI and HOTEL KEBIR . You can find good services and clean rooms . And it is not expensive . Even you can find more cheaper hotels in city. My best memory about Libya :MY...

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  • Visit Tripoli (North-West...

    Visit Tripoli (North-West Libya) Tripoli is the capital of Libya and the place worth to see. Most of the tours start here. You find in Tripoli the lovely colonial (Lybia was the Italian colony) buildings, the small and narrow streets of old Tripoli, mosques. I enjoyed just to walk around Tripoli. This city has some unique charm. More pictures in...

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  • Visit Tripoli the old city.The...

    Visit Tripoli the old city.The old city of Tripoli on noth Africa coast displays many features tyical of mediterranean towns.Its urban fabric-as well as its important historical monument,express many of charactreristics of a city culture,which was developed in the mediterranean basin .Like many other towns of the same local ,the history of Tripoli...

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  • Hmmmmm? With a friend (not...

    Hmmmmm? With a friend (not alone- at least not the first time) just go for a walk around the citycentre and sea front starting around 18.00 / 19.00 hrs and go with the flow on what you find. Its truly a friendly place. Being invited to a complete stranger's house to join him and his family for a meal (Would we do the same? )If you're in Benghazi,...

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  • visit the Lebanese restraurant...

    visit the Lebanese restraurant behind the Al-Kebir Hotel in Tripoli for reasonably-priced good food. Dont be afraid to just walk in somewhere and ask about the menu, as chatting is a normal part of life there and it establishes a good start to the meal. And dont worry about leaving if you feel its not the meal you're looking for. taking a desert...

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  • Go to the ancient granary at...

    Go to the ancient granary at Gaze al Haj. It is 12th century and looks like a fortress from the outside and a wonderful set of huge pigeonholes within. The granary is still in use with the local people and you may see them crawling through the gaps to collect the grain. This is really difficult to choose there are so many fantastic experiences....

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  • Camels on the road from...

    Camels on the road from Tripoli to Ghadames. It is said to be dangerous driving at night because the camels lay on the asfalted road as this is warmer. Also watch out for sand dunes blown on the road!

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  • Visit Leptis Magna, a huge...

    Visit Leptis Magna, a huge Roman city with many streets and building still standing. Don't forget to go to the bath house on the beach which is a long walk but definitely worth it. When we went it was closed, but the inside had beautiful frescos which could be seen through a small window. The friends we got to know in Lybia, and the splendid...

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  • See the Lake Mandara.See...

    See the Lake Mandara.See Leptis Magna.Visit the volcano Waw an Namus.Enjoy the Sahara. The friendliy people.The arabic culture.The desert.The cheap petrol.'g'

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  • Libya is the country...

    Libya is the country situated in the middle of the North African coast, surrounded by Egypt and Sudan from the east, Tunisia and Algeria from the west, and Chad and Niger from the south. With around two thousand kilometers of beautiful sandy beaches and a delightful sunny climate, Libya would make a perfect holiday destination. The climate is...

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  • Alkhums Sport center SW ,...

    Alkhums Sport center SW , Tel: (23)20888Network(s):HI Gasar Ben Ghashir Hostel Gasar Ben Ghashir, Tripoli 20km Snear Tripoli airport, Tel: (22)30867Network(s):HI Sabrata Hostel Sabrata: Tripoli 68km, Tel: (24)2821Network(s):HI Sport City Bengazi SW , Tel: (61)95961Network(s):HI The former Cyrene (Shahat) Touris H , Tel: (851)2102Network(s):HI ...

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  • LibyaResorts and Excursions ...

    LibyaResorts and Excursions The old city in Tripoli is a typically picturesque north African jumble of narrow alleyways; photographers are advised not to take pictures of the port. Other historical towns include Leptis Magna which is 120km (75 miles) east of Tripoli, Cyrene which is 245km (150 miles) east of Benghazi, Sabratha which is 75km (45...

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  • Traveling through...

    Traveling through TripolitaniaLibya. Warm sun, warm hearts. A great country with a great history, a country of breathtaking beauty. High mountain chains are just one of the beauties of its fabulous landscape with green fields and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. The desert, watered by magnificent oases, extends far into Africa.Fabulous villages...

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  • Rob47's General Tip

    Seeing herds of camels come to our camp for a drink from the water tower.The tribesmen just turn on the tap and make a big puddle for them to drink from.

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  • I was only there for work so...

    I was only there for work so didnt see a lot but the desert we flew over was spectacular. I was flying out of the desert on an old F27 and the alarms were going off before we took off.The co-pilot came and stuffed toilet paper around the door to make a seal and stop the alarm ringing.Funny now but wasnt then.

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  • see the salt lakes in Edei...

    see the salt lakes in Edei Ubari. Most famous of them are the Mandara lake (which is rather non-existent by now due to draught and continual lower water levels), most beautiful probably the lake of Umm al Ma (Mother of the water) amidst big dunes of golden Sand, sorrounded by date palms and the rests of an village (the inhabitants of the oasis had...

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  • go to the desert of course,it...

    go to the desert of course,it is the most beautiful part of the sahara in africa hotel omar khayyam in benghazi;in the lift,I saw the most beautiful girl I have ever seen,almost a martian,red hair,green eyes,she asked where I was going,I answered:thalatha----3rd floor

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  • Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel

    When our KLM flight was cancelled on 21 Feb 2011 we were put in the Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel, and...

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  • Awal Hotel

    Meseera El Kubra Street, Off Omar El Mokhtar Street, Tripoli, 10000, Libya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Tripoli

    Al Fatah Street - The Corniche, Tripoli, Libya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

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