Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Looking up

As Nora and I were coming home this evening we got stuck in the middle of a demonstration. There were groups of runners carrying flaming torches followed by buses, firetrucks, ambulances and police cars. Sirens blaring all the way from downtown to the university. There was a car full of guys, shouting into walkie-talkies and waving  at me, telling me to get off the road... I just ignored them and continued driving. They kept swerving and acting as though they were going to run into me... sigh...  It was a long day and I wasn't going to wait a moment longer to get home.

Tomorrow is a holiday here... April 7th. I'm not sure if anyone has the day off work or school.. no one seems to know. We'll just have to wait and see what tomorrow brings. 

I feel better today. 


  1. hmmmmmm...demonstrations for or against...I wonder. Didn't know tomorrow was a holiday, but now I know what its for.

    Wonder what the weather will be like tomorrow! InshaAllah khayr.

    Glad you're feeling better. X

  2. Assalaamu alaikum,

    I just stumbled across your blog searching for shopping places in Libya, lol. Insha'Allah I'll be travelling there from Canada this summer.I'd love to know what to expect, what to pack, what kind of gifts to bring. Any ideas?

  3. Aliyah... thanks for stopping by.

    Summertime in Libya is very hot. Bring lightweight, comfortable clothes. Dont expect everyone to use air-conditioners here - some people refuse to use them, so it can be hot and uncomfortable at times. At the same time, you have to cover up and be a bit modest in Libya.

    For gifts... a bag of candy and small little stuff that you can give out to all the little kids.. stickers and small toys, etc. There are zillions of little kids. Get touristy stuff that have Canada on them.. t-shirts, key-chains, purses, coffee mugs,, they'll love that. Probably you can find stuff cheaply on the internet.


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