Libya Warnings and Dangers

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Libya Warnings and Dangers

  • Libya is not cheap!

    Libya is not a cheap place to travel through when compared with other countries that offer similar cultural and historical experiences - Egypt and Syria for example. At present, most visitors must travel with a tour group, or at least with a considerable degree of tour company organization. If you are travelling in a tour group, you will have a...

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  • Camera costs

    Update - March 2009 Just returned from Libya and can report that all camera charges and restrictions have been removed from museums and historical sites! I don't use a video recorder so don't know about those, but for still camera photographers at least, this is excellent news, but, this being Libya, things could change back again at any time. so...

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  • Calls of nature

    Public loos are thin on the ground in Libya - the only one I saw apart from those at the main archaeological sites was a very new pair in Gazelle Park in Tripoli. This is not a problem though as it is quite accepted practice to go into a restaurant, hotel or cafe (internet cafes are good too) and ask if you may use their toilet. When we did this at...

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  • Claustrofobia

    Houses in Ghadames are made out of mud, lime, and palm tree trunks with covered alleyways between them to offer good shelter against summer heath.Those covered alleyways can be visited in a complete atmosphere of darkness (pic 5) - in fact a danger tip for "claustrofobia" visitors. But if the local guide is a good one, he will warn you

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  • The "Latrines" - say toilets

    Generaly spoken, the arabics have another view on the hygienic toilets in hotels, restaurants and many touristic places. Stating it short, they are dirty and sometimes boots are a must.But oké, we as western tourists have to accept those facilities, alltough not to forget.. I just noticed that in NY (US) a first public toilet was installed...

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  • A dangerous legacy

    *******NEW*******Wars long since over are still claiming casualties in Libya. Each year 120 people are killed or injured by landmines sown as long ago as WWII. More have been added during conflicts with Egypt and, most recently, Chad. Over one-third of the country's arable land is suspected of being contaminated, leaving just 60%of the country's...

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  • Everything said here is true

    I've been traveling to Libya on business since it opened. All the tips here are true. But Libya is not a dangerous place for the ordinary tourist. Here's my list of don'ts.Avoid political discussions:Libyans will not venture into political discussion with you, and neither should you.Respect Islamic culture and traditions. The Libyans will not make...

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  • importing/exporting currency

    Strictly speaking it is illegal to enter or exit libya with libyan dinars. I changed money in tunisia on the road to the libyan border because there may have been a large queue at the official exchange at the frontier and the exchange rate may have been worse (dont take my word for it though).What is likely to happen if you are caught is that the...

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  • Protection against the sun

    The sun in the desert is very bright and hot during the day. It's advisable to protect your head. Also an umbrella can be very useful.If you don't want to damage your eyes during the solar eclipse it's absolutely necessary to use safe eclipse viewing glasses !

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  • Watch the roads!

    It seems to me the only real hazards you are likely to come across in Libya are all to do with the roads. Libya has a very high rate of car ownership and everyone is a wannabe Stirling Moss - speeding is endemic, 160kph seems to be considered quite normal once out of the city and in city streets there are only 2 speeds observed - crawling in a...

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  • Ramaddan end

    If you can plan your travel, please avoid the period of the end of Ramaddan's celebration.We had no problem with the international flights. This year domestic flights were cancelled on the first day of the celebration though. So we got stuck in Benghazi :((When travelling by air from Tripoli to Benghazi and back, before entering the plane, we had...

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  • Better check this before you leave

    Special warning tips for american citizenshttp://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_951.htmlWhatever your nationality is, better check your own gouvernment warning tips before travelling.We didn't have any problem at all, nor at the airport with the border control, nor in Tripoli or Benghazi or on the touristic sites.As we were travelling by...

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  • Unpredictable weather

    The day before we left the UK for Libya, I was chatting to a friend who'd just returned from Tunisia. Those of you who know your African geography, will know that Tunisia is right next door to Libya. She was complaining about how cold she had been and what a bitter wind they'd suffered.I went straight home and packed another jumper, a hat and...

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  • Rubbish

    The discardment of rubbish along the side of the road is a major problem for the country, and despite numerous TV, radio and poster campaigns, people do not seem to understand the importance of preserving their environment. Despite the fact that is is very unsightly, most people seem to think that it is "not their problem".

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  • View of the Temple of Zeus at...

    View of the Temple of Zeus at Cyrene (Shah'hat)founded in 631 BC by a group of settlers the Grrrk islands.------------------------------------------------------Cyrene thus became the leading city of the entire region, until a series of violent revolts in the 2nd century AD brought about its gradual and inevitable decline.Ahistory enriched by...

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  • 1) Be coutious when you take...

    1) Be coutious when you take pictures of the people. They may don't like it! We should respect sombody elses religion. 2) Make sure you have no visa from Israel in your passport. You may have problems to get Libyan visa or problems in the borders. 3) If you have no experience with Libyan customs and don't speek Arabic fluently you should choose an...

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  • Guys claiming to be with 'the...

    Guys claiming to be with 'the security services' asking how much foreign currency you have on you. These will most likely be non-Libyan guys. Tip: always be friendly, conversational. Don't be aggressive as will get you into a more difficult situation. Always be discrete with a camera or camcorder. If you're with a group , then its probably ok. But,...

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  • A libyan proverb says you...

    A libyan proverb says you should avoid electricity and the sea ...The most dangerous thing in Libya..of course for the non-expert people who are like this unlucky sheep.The good news: Some people rescued it.The bad news: It lived for just half an hour morecause it was invited to a grill party.It was the victom.

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  • evry thing is safe the people...

    evry thing is safe the people are very kind and they like the foreigners and they like to assisting them with out any charge

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  • I was on a light aircraft...

    I was on a light aircraft flying from the desert back to Tripolli when the pilot made a non scheduled landing at an oil installation.We didnt want to miss our connecting flight so we asked what was going on.He said there were military exercises just starting and if we didnt land, a MIG jet would shoot us down......!!!!

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  • Exchange rate: if you travel...

    Exchange rate: if you travel from tunisia, you can exchange french francs (preferred) to libyan currency. In Libya itself everything will become very cheap - believe me!Changing money is very common in tunisia, the border officers will not control you.for more info about libya, travel and so on, i recommand www.sahara-info.ch (swiss site).

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Libya Hotels

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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

  • Attawfeek Hotel

    Aldhra qes ben sada Street, behind Jahomrya Bank, Tripoli, Libya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Al Waddan Hotel

    Dahra, Tripoli, 2309, Libya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Thobacts Hotel

    424 Omar Al Mokhtar Street, Tripoli, Libya

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Four Seasons Hotel

    Omar El Mokhtar Street, Tripoli, Libya

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Four Seasons 2

    The Four Seasons Hotel opened in 2006. I guess you'd call it a boutique hotel. It is small, but the...

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  • Four Points by Sheraton Tripoli

    Hi Elandalous, Tripoli, Libya

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

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