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Getting frustrated by the unreliable (or non existent!) mail system in Libya and need to order something online?  Make sure you check out our article on online shopping to hear of a company recommended by a resident expat.  Also very helpful for newcomers is our article concerning the basics of cell phones, landlines and the internet in Libya.  Everything you will need to know when you arrive. 


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Online shopping: Shop and ship

While some expats are able to order goods online to ship to their workplace in Libya, many others do not have this opportunity and face having to wait until their next trip out of country to purchase any needed items.  I have found a wonderful way to shop online and have the goods delivered to Tripoli within two weeks.  It is through Aramex.com and it works like this ... > read more


Some technical observations from a non-technical person

A mobile phone is a must-have. If you are not given one by your company, it is easy to buy a sim-free phone and then get a separate sim card to pay as you go. I started off with a Libyana sim card at LYD 10 but due to poor reception I then bought an Almadar card at LYD 20, and that has been absolutely fine ...  > read more


Sim cards: Some common problems

Did you know that the cheaper your sim card, the less time you are able to leave it dormant and the less time you have to use up credit? If your phone won't call or text out, and you apparently are in credit, dial *111# to find out if your usage period has expired. In theory ... > read more

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