Saturday, June 19, 2010

Singing the summertime blues

I haven't done much of anything lately aside from work and forage for food to feed my tribe.  

We've started the countdown to Ramadan, and taking into consideration my busy schedule, I've been stocking up from now. I got some really nice soup bowls and plates the other day. I stopped at a shop at a time that a football match was playing. The shop was nearly empty and I was able to get in and out quickly without anyone pushing and shoving. I plan to do ALL my shopping during a match - yeah! World Cup, it's good for something! 

I'm looking forward to Ramadan this year. If dreams come true I will spend it in the US with my son. I'm not sure who is going with me because the kids' passports are expired and hubby says there are no blank passports (jilda) available in Libya at the moment. How can a country run out of passports? This has happened before as I remember, and it was also at the beginning of summer too. How very (in) convenient!  This might mean that I will have to go alone.... hmm... I kind of like that idea... 

Between now and Ramadan I expect to be on a treadmill. Not much chance for adventure - not unless adventure crosses my path. 


  1. You know what's worse than a country running out of passports(LOL!)...when the university runs out of receipts ...and you can't pay the fee at the beginning of the year so you have to comeback and wait in "line" and get pushed and shoved and when you make it to the the small window they tell you o we don't have receipts today. I just never got that. How come they don't have a sign.

  2. Dear Khadija, I'm just moving in to Tripoli last week. Can you explain a little bit about Ramadan in Tripoli and why we have to stocking up early? Is it something we need to prepare our kitchen for ie: shortages or crisis we need to be aware of? I appreciate it very much!

  3. Hi Anonymous,
    Thanks for stopping by. I wrote a post a few years ago about Ramadan in Libya. You can find it here:

    There aren't any shortages in Ramadan, in fact it's just the opposite. Everything is plentiful and abundant. The problem is that the prices go up and things become a bit expensive and also the shops are very very very crowded. So to avoid the crowds and traffic and save a bit of money it's a good idea to shop early and stock up.

    Welcome to Libya. I hope you enjoy your stay.


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