More information about Libya:
The economy of Libya depends heavily on revenue from
, which makes up to 97% of Libya’s GDP. Libya has many structural problems, including weak and uncertain governance and chronic unemployment. Based on data from the Arab League, unemployment was at 21% in 2010. In addition, there are high levels of social inequality and regional economic disparities.
The official language of Libya is Arabic. The local
is spoken as well as the Standard Modern Arabic. Various
are also spoken.
Libyan cuisine is a mix of Italian, Bedouin, and traditional Arabic influences. In the
side of Libya,
is a staple where in the
is a staple. Common Libyan dishes are the tomato based sauces for pasta or rice, usually served with chicken or lamb.
is a dish made of barley flour and served with tomato sauces.
is a sweet version of bazeen with honey mixed into the dough. Commonly these dishes are shared with several people, most serving themselves by hand. A very common snack served all over Libya is a sandwich of
tuna on a baguette or a pita
. The tuna is mixed with olive oil and harissa (chili sauce) and prepared by many vendors throughout Libya.
We finish our time in Libya this week and make our way to
We are only 5 weeks away from our goal,