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Mar 26, 2006 - Benghazi to Al Bayda via Ptolemais and Qasr Libya

Today kicked off with an 08:30 flight from the domestic airport to Benghazi. Apparently nothing worth visiting in Benghazi itself, so our coach driver, who had driven the 1000kms overnight, drove us straight to our first port of call - Ptolemais. This is one of the 5 Greek / Roman / Byzantine cities in the eastern part of Libya, known collectively as the Pentapolis. We shall see two more tomorrow - Cyrene and Apollonia. Not a lot to see at first as the city is hidden by scattered eucalypt trees - reminiscent of the Australian outback - and...

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