Thursday, August 23, 2007

Going "home" to Benghazi

I'm finally going to Benghazi!!!It's been 2 months since I came here to Tripoli, yesterday I finally went to the airline office and bought a ticket to Benghazi, the plane leaves Tripoli airport at 6:30pm today. I'll get out of work at 4~4:15pm, take a taxi to the airport, probably I'll be there at 4:45~5:00pm. Then I'll get my boarding pass and all should be well. I'm only staying in Benghazi till Saturday, just a couple of days, so I can be back in the office on Sunday morning. I have sooo much to do in Benghazi and so many people to see, but sadly I don't have time, I'll have "nfoot" a lot of people. I'll spend a day -or half a day- with my family, another half in the downtown area to do some business with the computer shops and maybe get me some new clothes. It sounds weird, as if there are no clothes in Tripoli :) , actually I can rarely go shopping in Tripoli because I'd have to go by Taxi, and I haaate that. in Benghazi I can use my car, finally.

The reason I titles this post [Going "home"] and not [Going home], is that Tripoli IS my home now, and it will most probably be home at least for the next couple of years. I'm still not 100% comfortable here as I am in Benghazi, but that's natural, it took me a couple of years to adjust to Benghazi, and it will probably take around the same time to adjust to Tripoli.
Gotta go now, I hope everything goes according to plan and I don't miss my plane -especially since my ticket doesn't seem to be refundable ;)


Anglo-Libyan said...

have a good break in beloved Benghazi and I hope you get to eat all you fancy :o)

Alone in Tripoli said...

lol!!! Thanks
Mo3men and Azmeer sandwitches are all I've been eating for the last 2 months, way too much fast food. Time for some serious food.
I hope my mom makes something special when I get home tonight inshAllah :D

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Alone in Tripoli
I wish for you a wonderful time back "home". :-)

maiuna said...

sounds like a great plan, good luck!

Alone in Tripoli said...

Thanks guys -and gals :)
I'm back in Tripoli now, got back here last night.
I had a good -but short- time in Benghazi, hopefully next time I'll be able to stay a week. There are more things to be done there than I expected.

ibeebarbie said...

Welcome back from your quick trip to Benghazi. Did you drive your car around the whole time? :-)

I tried to see the "interesting picture" a couple of times, but it keeps coming up blank. Maybe that's the interesting part. lol

Rose Bud said...

Hope you have a great Trip home. I'm sure your family were so happy to see you.