The trip was absolutely wonderful. Libya was just much much more than I expected – both the very friendly and welcoming people, the historic sites, sitting on marble pillars, walking on all the broken pieces of mosaic and ceramics and being allowed to touch everything – this in addition to the blue sea, the yellow sand, the “green mountains” and of course the still very near revolution and the meeting with people who had suffered. I’m still a bit speechless.
Abdul (guide) is worth his weight in gold. He is very knowledgeable, old and new history as well as being a very good host – really taking care of us as his guests. I believe we saw more than was “on the list” due to his knowledge of the country and his connections everywhere. Every day was special and I went to bed every night quite exhausted and just looking forward to what the next day would bring.
All the drivers were excellent. Salem was the one we spent most time together with and the one we learned best to know – a very pleasant acquaintance. They were all very good drivers – and that says a lot in this country where there seems to be no rules.
Libya Tour & Travel / Experience it will be recommended by me to friends and others who want to visit Libya.
Hotels were good, food was good – especially couscous with onion and lamb which we were served by the guards at Sabratha.
I’m not sure if I can point out only one highlight. I could easily have spent more than 1 day at Leptis Magna. Cyrene with the temple of Zeus was also wonderful – as was all the sites, each in their own way.
Seeing all the photos of those who died during the revolution and hearing the stories also made an indelible impression – something I was not really expecting or prepared for if it is possible to say it like that.
All in all a visit and a holiday I will not forget very soon.