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Tripoli Travel Guide, Libya

Tripoli, the capital of the North African country of Libya, is a charming, if sometimes overlooked Mediterranean port that is perfect for a quiet, relaxing holiday. Tripoli seem like a world apart from Tunis and other North-African destinations, as it lacks the bustle and the Arabian Nights atmosphere that permeates them. Tripoli has belonged to Spain, France and Italy, and despite that fact that it has also been an operation base for Turkish pirates for quite a while, the city preserved an old-world feel due to its mostly colonial architecture. Tripoli’s old town is a mix of European elements and bits and pieces of Islamic architecture. Tripoli is within driving distance to some of North-Africa’s most beautiful beaches, but sunbathing and sightseeing is about all you can do in Tripoli. Don’t expect to find any nightlife in the city, as alcohol is strictly forbidden and music frowned upon. This Tripoli Travel Guide will give you some basic information about this city.

Tripoli Travel Guide - Transport

Tripoli International Airport is located at 34 kilometres from the city centre. The airport is a hub for Libyan Airlines, but many other major foreign airlines operate flights to and from Tripoli. Domestic flights are available only to and from a handful of destinations, for example Benghazi, Sebha and Ghadames. However, the international terminals receive flights from most European and North-African capitals, as well as a couple of Asian ones. If you’re already in Libya, you probably known that the country does not have a railway system, so the only way to reach Tripoli is by bus or car. It takes a three hour drive from Tunisian border to Tripoli. You can also catch a boat from Malta to Tripoli, and enjoy a short cruise on the Mediterranean. Once you’ve arrived, the best way to get around the modern part of the city is by public transport. The business district is not very exciting, however, the medina, or the old town, is worth a good look.

Tripoli Travel Guide - Accommodation

For a cosy atmosphere and delicious home-cooked meals, this Tripoli Travel Guide recommends Sara’s Guardian Hotel, a family owned place with helpful staff and comfortable rooms. The hotel is quite large but it has the overall feel of an English Bed and Breakfast. Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel is large and modern hotel that offers top-quality accommodation. Rooms are luxurious but quite pricey, and there are several excellent restaurants in the hotel building. Facilities include Jacuzzi, sauna, spa and a lounge bar where you can enjoy a cup of coffee or other alcohol-free drinks. Moderately priced hotels in Tripoli are filled with numerous expats come to work in the city, so chances are that you can meet people who speak English and who can give you some tips about the do's and don't's in Tripoli.

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