Let Loose in Libya

Following the lead of several other publications who have discovered the new travel opportunities for American in Libya, the New York Times today has a piece by Peter Wilkinson on his April trip to the desertified African nation. With Tuareg guides showing the way, Wilkinson ventures to the dunes and through rocky passes to reveal the soul of a place that for over 30 years has been off-limits to Americans.

I confess a passionate curiosity about Libya, and have been reading articles like this with interest, wondering when to go. The country seems chaotic and not without danger, but as the times points out, is eerily beautiful, and full of pleasant surprises, like wonderfully friendly people and delicious food. So, who wants to go?