Country Nr 27 – Libya – dangerous beauty

Country 27/196: Libya
Destinations: Tripoli and Leptis Magna
We’ve been told not to travel to Libya. We’ve been told that it’s too dangerous. Well, we went. And even though the situation in the country is still not stable, life goes on in Tripoli and in the rest of the country.
And what a country it is!!! ♥ The place where the Mediterranean meets the Arabic. Libya has so much to offer – kind people, amazing architecture, great food, so much history, and culture and even one of the most beautiful and best preserved Roman archeological sites.

Libya, we wish you peace and love, from the bottom of our hearts! ♥

Environmental issues

In Libya, the depletion of underground water as a result of overuse in agriculture is a major environmental issue. The Great Manmade River Project, currently under development to transport water from large aquifers under the Sahara Desert to coastal cities, is the world’s most extensive water supply project. Water pollution due to untreated sewage, oil, and industrial wastewater is also a pressing concern threatening the nation’s coastal and marine ecosystems. Freshwater resources in the country are scarce with only about 68% of people living in rural areas having access to pure drinking water. Severe desertification of existing fertile areas causing hunger and biodiversity loss is being combated by the planting of trees as windbreaks.

Found lots of LOVE in Libya. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♡♡♡♡

Libya is an incredibly beautiful country with amazing potential, however, at the moment it is not safe for tourists.

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

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