Our sand castle in Libya

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Well here are some pics of our house in Tripoli. I love living here, it is very unusual with lots of Morrocan features, a winding staircase in the middle and lots of chandeliers so I call it my castle. Alot of the time it is my sand castle because sand gets everywhere when there is a wind and literally piles up on the floor.
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sandee0 on

Loved your pictures of Tripoli
Thanks for such a wonderful slide show! Husband has been offered a position in Tripoli , so was doing my usual search and came across your albums. Your villa is gorgeous. Is it expensive to rent? Or is this a one of a kind gem? Have not found much info on housing so was glad to see such a beautiful home with pool. Have lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi so not totally foreign to Arabic culture but Tripoli looks to be more of what I was expecting when moving to UAE (what a surprise that was)
Thanks again

smada on

A request for information please

I am coming out to work in Libya in November and just wondered if the accommodation that you have shown in your pictures (which is beautiful)is the norm for Tripoli.

I notice that your husband is working but have you found any employment. I am bringing my wife and she wishes to work while we are in Libya. How have you found life for a modern female in a muslim country as from what we have seen on the net there are numerous stories good and bad so some personal experience would be good.

Hope to hear from you.


adele.welsby on

We also moving to tripoli in November. Any advise on how to rent house.

skubbel on

moving to tripoli in lybia

my name is claudia and it looks like our company is going to sent us to lybia soon. we have lived 5 years in kuala lumpur and 2 years in manila. so we are used to muslim countries already and loved all the places we stayed. at the time beeing we are located in cairo.

i spent quiete a while to find some informations about living in tripoli. it should be great to get more information about living there, housing, social life, daily needs like shopping an health care and the expat community. we dont have kids, just to bring 2 cats.

i guess i have to travel to tripoli soon to have a look on it. should be great to meet you are other expats to give me all the important information. right now i m a littel concerned about the living quality there. maybe you can wipe out my concerns:-)

i love your house. its just beautiful. we are looking for a house with garden as well.

looking forward to hearing from you or friends or any other expats from tripoli.

thanks and best regards from


stacys on

Great Pictures!!!
Hi! We have just found out that we will be relocating to Tripoli, Libya within the next 2-3 months. We are Americans and have never lived outside of the United States, but look forward to the move. Everything became certain just 2 days ago, so I am excited but a bit overwhelmed to getting ready. My question is what is something or somethings that I should be sure and bring that I can not get in Libya? I am sure I will forget something but just thought I would ask. I told my husband I want a house with a pool and we need a little bit of a yard too, since we have a dog. Are you in a neighborhood with other expats? And also, I know that I will miss my wine, but I have been researching on making my own when I am there, as this is not uncommon. Thanks for educating me with your photos, we can not wait!!!

gillyd on

We are looking at maybe coming to Libya to live for a while from the UK. Have been searching the net for info and came across your page. Seems like you have been there a while and are having fun?! Wonder if you could let me know a little more about life there? What you can and cannot get/do? What the expat community is like and what there is available to do? What you miss the most and what you love about being there? Have lived in the Middle East so am used to living in a Muslim country but hear things are changing there fast. Thanks

whimsical on

I have been surfing the net and ran across your blog. I lived in tripoli from 1955-1958. My father was in the us military stationed at Wheelus AFB which is now I think the airport. We lived in several places. Garden City, Homs and on the base. We had living next to us in a duplex on Homs road a british officer and his family.

I would like to correspond with you and find out how the area has changed.

Carol Carey Connolly on

You have areally stunning home. My husband may be offered a job in Tripoli very soon. We will be hoping tomove quite quickly as the company would like it asap. Can you tell me something of how you viewliving there As a western expat.Also as a woman, do you feel any anxiety while out & about regarding your safety. We are living in Dubai & were in Abu Dhabi. We dont drink so that is of no interest to us. We are very respectful of Muslim culture & sensitivities. do you wear an Abaya when out in the commuinity. Thank you in anticipation.

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