On the northwest tip of the African continent and almost entirely surrounded by desert, yet on the edge of the Mediterranean sea, Tripoli is an oasis of mystery waiting to be discovered. This diverse city offers a glimpse into a vast concentration of history and cultures, almost untouched by the modern world. Cocooned within the old walled city, narrow alleys lead to bustling ‘souks’, or markets, in the old Medina. Every turn offers a glimpse of an architectural history as varied as the many rulers who laid claim to this north-African gem. From the archaeological wonders in the Roman cities of Leptis Magna and Sabratha, to visiting Assai al-Hamra (Red Castle), the Marcus Aurelius Arch, the Al Nagha and Ahmed Pash mosques, there is an adventure awaiting every visitor in this extraordinary city.