A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Libya: Still Time to Book for Summer

MSNBC asks: "Could Sun-Soaked Libya Be the Mediterranean's Next Tourism Hot Spot?"

Why not? Unspoiled beaches, sun, spectacular Roman ruins like Leptis Magna, rival militias shooting it out . . . well, it may take a little time yet. Maybe next year. And if the folks threatening to leave Egypt if they ban booze and bikinis are thinking of Libya as a replacement, they may want to check the new rulers' intentions on those issues.

But hey, it's a country I've never visited, and I'd love to see Leptis Magna.

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