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Those looking for an exciting vacation in one of North Africa’s most interesting countries should head to Libya where the fantastic Arabic hospitality coupled with the country’s sights and sounds promises to be an experience you won’t soon forget. Libya while mainly known for its controversial involvement in the Lockerbie bombings has become a prominent tourist destination of note since the UN dropped sanctions against it in 2003. The country boasts a beautiful kaleidoscope of beaches, mountains, meadows, oases, and desert, allowing travellers to have the best of Mother Nature no matter their preferences.
Libya also has an enviable geographical location putting its visitors in easy access to countries such as Tunisia, Algeria, Chad, and Egypt. The list of places to visit while on holiday is endless with many guests being familiar with the cosmopolitan capital of Tripoli; however, the beautiful city of Benghazi is just as popular with tourists and is also the country’s second largest city. The rich history and culture of the city was by and large destroyed by the terrible invasions it lived through during World War Two, but a concerted drive aimed at restoring it to its former glory has wooed visitors back, and is the ideal base from which to explore the majestic and lush terrain of the Green Mountains.
Popular pastimes in Benghazi include shopping at the main covered market of Souq al-Jreed on Sharia Omar al-Mukhtar, which sells an eclectic array of clothes and household goods, while further on the area becomes a trendy enclave of small shops and cafes. Furthermore, Benghazi is a quick drive away from a collection of spectacular beaches where holiday-makers can enjoy a wide range of fun-filled water sports.