A decision taken without much thinking! We know already the Algerian Akakus, so why not visiting the Libyan one and make a comparison?
So here we are, dealing with visas, airline tickets and itinerary, in a week or so we are ready to leave.
This happens at the end of January 2011 and despite the mass uprising in neighbouring Arab countries it was not expected that this would have happened in Libya in the so near future.
The Libyan Airlines flight from Milan was full of people, mostly men, who went to Libya for working purposes. Nothing was in the air, nothing presupposed such an imminent and dramatic occurence of turmoils.
Upon our arrival in Tripoli all was calm and quiet. At Tripoli airport we got thru customs formalities with no problem at all and we soon obtained our entry visa.
Our Libyan adventure would soon began.
A memory still alive especially among older people. During the Italian colonization Tripoli saw a large urban development. The city was equipped with many facilities such as roads, railways, schools, banks such as to give to the city a modern look.
A journey thru gentle contrasts: from warm wind of the desert to the sea breeze of the coast, from golden yellow sand to the blue turquoise of the Mediterranean! All this is Magic Libya!
We leave Libya with regret, we would have liked to stop longer and visit it more thoroughly. We plan to return soon.
But immediately after our return…… it happened! We are all with you Libya and wish you a better future. We will come again one day!