Travel Blogs from Tripoli
Four weeks later, having backpacked from Benin to Mali, I was back in Tripoli. I had meant to be just changing planes but there was a delay and nobody was telling us why. The huge plasma screens at the airport were no longer showing CNN or BBC World News. The flight delays seemed to be stacking up but then it was announced that a couple of ...
I walked away from the news of the uprisings being shown on the large flat screened television, during the hotels' buffet breakfast, and set out towards the heart of historic Tripoli. The Sarah Guardian Hotel was far better value than anywhere else that I could have booked through the internet, but it was a bit of a walk to get into the historic old town. There didn't seem to be any buses around and hardly anybody else seemed to be walking. It seemed like everybody ...
... my trousers while sitting over a hole in the line of stone carved toilets. As he was taking a picture of me on the toilet, a family of Libyan day trippers emerged from the bathing complex. While quickly moving on towards the forum and the market area, I glanced back to notice that the family behind us was also doing their best to recreate the same picture. It seemed to be the thing to do.
Jamal had recently returned from a six month stay in Europe and ...
... were likely to see billboards featuring the apparently melting Gaddafi, and the more likely you were to see them depicting what the people really desired.
Having walked around in the dark for long enough, I bought a Snickers bar at a friendly corner shop, and went back to my room to watch CSI Miami. They were still showing the riots on CNN but I'd seen enough of that kind of thing.
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... students, and had a drink with Fire and Renee on the roof overlooking most of Kissemah. It was a pretty daunting feeling just waiting for the time to come for me to leave...I felt incredibly lost all day.
I asked Kwame how I would get to the airport, he asked me who I want to come with and I jokingly said we should take a tro-tro with everyone to see me off. Kwame thought this to be an excellent idea and an hour later he informed me that my students and neighbor boys would all ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility