Libya Shopping

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Libya Shopping

  • A huge collection of Libyan stamps

    If you collect stamps, Libya was the place to be. If not, it was a nice souvenir to bring back home. In Tripoli we went to the postoffice to buy the ' total eclipse at Great Jamahiriya 29.3.2006' stamps. In the postoffice they showed you a big map with all the Libyan stamps they have for sale. The most striking were the ones with the political...

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  • Buying souvenirs in Benghazi

    In Benghazi the Sharia Omar al-Mukhtar is the main shopping street with lots of shops. When I visited Benghazi in 2006 there were not many shops with local craft, but we found a African Art Shop in the main shopping street. Here they had an amazing collection of nice things. Cupper, leather, jewellery, fur, books, postcards. The shopkeeper was...

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  • Other touristic souvenirs

    As so many shops in touristic areas, sights, cities, hotels, they distribute mainly imported handcrafts and general souvenirs "Made in Tunesia"In the souks of Tripoli you can buy some gold jewelry, relativaly cheap. Some shops accept Master Card or Visa Whatever you are interested in to put it on yr souvenir desk Cash or rarely Visa or master...

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  • Silver touareg jewelry

    The environment is unique - the desert/Oases (Picture taken by my friend Frank) Touareg jewelry - Silver - no gold.Tuareg women have a superstitious fear of gold and will not wear it. Silver has thus taken its place in the tuareg traditions. Silver jewelry is part of every Tuareg family estate. It has both symbolic and real value, serving also as...

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  • The best bookshop for international...

    Fergiani bookshop !!! THE bookshop, located in a famous shopping street in Libya.I wrote "THE" because there is not much to find about Libya in our european bookshops (yet)- Recently : Generaly books about Libya - Lonely planet and Domenicus This rather small bookshop has an excellent choice of Arabic, English, Italian and French written books.An...

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  • Souvenirs

    The only place we had the opportunity to buy some souvenirs was in Ghat , there were some (3)Touaregs who sold some "silver" bracelets for 10 dollar.It was just marvelous to travel without the souvenir-boys running and yelling after you like in Egypt or Morocco Silver bracelets ? Prices/ quality : OK

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  • Gharyan ceramics

    Situated about 2 hour's drive south of Tripoli, Gharyan is known for two things - its troglodyte houses (closed for Eid when I was there) and its pottery, sold from the shops and stalls that line the Triploi/Gharyan road and most definitely open for business every day. Stall after stall along the road displays a huge stock and variety of household...

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  • Local produce

    All along the road from Tripoli to Leptis Magna you'll find small fresh fruit and vegetable stands - some selling a variety of produce, others with just whatever is in seasonal abundance - beautiful oranges when we were there in December, other fruit at different times of the year and, always melons in late summer. They're a great place to stop and...

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  • The most fun shopping

    At the suqs you can buy almost anything you desire, at a very good price. I bought a set of two Indian cotton sheets with two matching pillow cases, for less than $10. Wandering around the Tripoli suq on my own, I did not feel the least bit threatened or uncomfortable. The people smiled and waved, but did not try the pushy sales techniques...

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  • Touareg-silver

    The best place to buy Touareg-silver is at the Ubari Lakes. Every lake has his "own" touaregs who are selling the jewelry. They know what to ask and they ask to much so a little bargaining isn't a bad idea......... If you really like it it will never be too much....

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  • Slippers from Ghadames

    Unique and colorful are the slippers which you can buy only in Ghadames. Handmade for centuries by the Jeddar family. The own a shop one block north of the museum. I paid 45 LD for mine, not cheap but a very beautiful souvenir I think.

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  • Medina Tripoli

    The best place for shopping is the medina in Tripoli. Clothes, jewelry and all you need are there waiting for you. You won't find that much souvenirs but one of the nicest things to buy is a Colonel Gaddafi-watch (less than 20 LD)The cheapest place to buy a Green Book is in a shop at the Leptis Magna-site (3,5 LD)An other area to shop in Tripoli is...

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