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    The Libyan capital of Tripoli is ordinarily filled with wonderful sights, charm and hospitality. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea in the northwest of the country, Tripoli has one of the largest harbours in North Africa; it is a city constantly abuzz with activity. The many historical sites and ruins dotted throughout the city stand testament to its rich and fascinating history. Visitors to Tripoli can stroll in the bustling bazaars, shopping for holiday souvenirs and trinkets as well as beautiful textiles and exquisite jewellery. Tourists are spoilt for choice when it comes to the amazing sights in and around the city, from the Red Castle to the Gurgi and Karamanli Mosques. Tripoli is overflowing with places to discover and sights to behold.

    Unfortunately, this wonderful city has seen hard times in recent years thanks to rebel and terrorist activity during and in the aftermath of civil war. While its many wonders remain undimmed, travellers are advised to do careful research before visiting the city, and to take note of the serious travel warnings issued by various international governments.

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    Tripoli International Airport
    Location: The airport is situated 19 miles (30km) south of Tripoli.
    Time: GMT +2.
    Transfer Between Terminals: There is currently only one terminal for both international and national travel.
    Getting to the city: Unless transport has been arranged with a tour operator prior to arrival, taxis are the principal means of transport to the city.
    Car Rental: Car rental companies at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
    Fascilities: Facilities include duty-free shopping, a restaurant, prayer room, business lounge and currency exchange.

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