What better way to learn first hand of the expat experience in Libya than to hear from those who are living here and from those who have moved on and can speak with the perspective of hindsight.


Read on to learn of the expat experience in Libya first hand.



 

Mirja Wark: Weaving on a jet plane

In our latest expat interview we meet the very talented Mirja Wark, who reflects on her time in Libya.  Mirja is about to return to the Netherlands after three and a half years in Tripoli.  This interview was published in January 2011.   > read more


In this archive we meet Azizi Ahmad.  At just 26 years old he has relocated to Libya from Malaysia with the view of making it his home for five to ten years.  Having lived here for less than six months, his impressions of Libya are vivid and fresh.   This interview was published in June 2010.   > read more


In this expat interview archive we meet expatriate artist Evgeni Andreev.  Evgeni and his wife and son relocated to Tripoli from Bulgaria, 14 years ago.   Read his interview below and click on the thumbnails to view his artwork.  This interview was published in May 2010.  > read more


Lilia Delgado-Ramadan: From Libya in love

In this interview we meet Lilia Delgado-Ramadan, who is a 60-year-old Venezuelan with a Libyan husband and a thriving business making soft furnishings. Many know of her as ‘the curtains lady’. She has lived in Libya for only the past 17 years, but ever since she got married, the intention was to eventually come and live in Libya.  This interview was published in April 2010.  > read more


Maureen Afleck: From North America to North Africa

In this archive we take a look back at one of our expats who has since moved on from Tripoli.  A native Canadian, Maureen and her husband are now living in the Netherlands.  Maureen came to Libya with her husband’s work and lived in Tripoli from 2008 to 2009.  This interview was published in February 2010.  > read more



Colleen Flette : Yearning for friends, sand and sea.

In this interview we take a look back at one of our expats who has since moved on from Tripoli.  Colleen came to Libya with her husband’s work and lived in Tripoli from 2007 to 2009.  She and her husband have now repatriated to Canada.  This interview was posted in January 2010.  > read more



Mike & Melanie Wrigglesworth : Reinventing the norm in Benghazi

In this archive we meet a Canadian family, Mike and Melanie, who are currently living in Benghazi, Libya, along with their two young children.  This interview was published in November 2009.  > read more



In this archive we meet Emma Parker. She and her husband, with their two-year-old son, relocated from London to Tripoli in September 2008.  This interview was posted in June 2009.  > read more





 

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