This is Ezdehar. At the moment it is a travel blog where I will share pictures, videos and personal stories about my all too short time in Tripoli, Libya. In the future it may become something else as I move on to other things. The home page will be dedicated to periodically updating news about the blog itself. If I add new pictures to an old post, begin a new book I hope to review, or begin making plans to travel expect to find it listed here. All of my blog posts so far under the “Tales from Tripoli” category can be found under the Archive tab at the top of the page.
I have a twitter account at @al_ezdehar if you’re into that kind of thing where I’ll share things I think are worth mentioning that also pertain to the region. Feel free to follow for notifications on blog updates or the occasional cat meme. Also you can subscribe to receive e-mail notifications for whenever the blog is updated at the bottom of each post.
All photo credits on this site belong to me unless otherwise stated. The only exception is the picture of the Wan Caza Dunes at the top of every page by Luca Galuzzi as used by this wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fezzan
8/29/2013: I landed in Chicago a couple days ago. It was sad to leave my family and Libya behind, but I’m glad to be back in the United States as well. Before I left I managed to get an interview with some representatives of the Voice of Libyan Women, a women’s group in Libya. The interview exceeded expectations and I’m excited to get to work editing the video, so a post featuring it can be expected sometime next week. I still have a few opinions and stories to share about Tripoli/Libya before I move on to other things with this blog so I encourage people to keep reading!
8/15/2013: This is pretty cool! I’ve heard back from a Libyan Women’s rights group about doing a potential interview before I go and they’ve agreed. There aren’t very many sources currently about the role of Libyan women during and after the revolution so this is a good opportunity to get another perspective. If there are any questions readers would be interested in my asking a representative then please let me know and I will do so.
8/14/2013: Eid Mubarak! I went through the trouble of setting up with updates page so I might as well make use of it. I have about two weeks left before I fly back to the United States. I still have four or five posts in the works however that I hope to have mostly done before I leave. I’ve also finished updating my “Food for Thought” post with all the pictures of various Libyan foods I’ve enjoyed over the month of Ramadan so be sure to check them if you haven’t already. Let me know if there are any recipes you would be interested in trying in the future and I’ll make a post about it sometime after I return.