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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Libya's streets are a mess.. but I've cleaned up my desk!

After a busy week I'm spending a quiet weekend. Today I concentrated on sorting out my office area. My desk is finally visible. I managed to file away all my papers and dejunk the area. I'm pleased with the result.

The rest of my weekend will be spent doing laundry, a bit of gardening and possibly meeting a friend for coffee. 

Oh, I can't forget to mention that I'm also going to start reading 'The Hunger Games' trilogy. My daughter Nora is a huge fan. She's been begging me to read the books for ages and is now anxiously waiting to see the film. She even had a t-shirt custom designed by a girl she knows at university who's started a small business designing t-shirts.

A few gripes to get off my chest:

  • I noticed while driving around this week that some (but not all) of the potholes are being filled in. So maybe there is hope! Keep up the work - Ainzara Road is still miserable.  

  • Unfortunately the garbage situation is worsening. Huge piles of trash line the streets and roads around town - many have been set alight, thick smoke fills the air. It's quite depressing... and smelly. 

  • LTT Wimax is still horrible. I paid 40 dinars, only to have sporadic Internet service and a slow connection. I feel so cheated! Almadar's Internet isn't much better. (I finally gave up trying to post this yesterday ... it's a day late!)

That's all for the moment. Have a great weekend!


  1. Your office space looks very neat and tidy!

    The garbage situation must be unhygenic! I experienced a trash collectors strike one Winter ago when I was back in the UK, I'd hate to have piles of rubbish in a hot country!

    I'd hate to have bad internet too.

  2. Here is the explanation why the garbage situation is so bad:
    The neighbours of the landfill closed it and declared they don't want Tripolis trash anymore.

  3. Really pretty. I love the pla ts! That's something I need to get for my house. I used to have loads when I was in Ireland.


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