The Bores of Tripoli
Visiting Libya was illegal for Americans until just last year. (By the way, can some smart lawyer out there explain to me how the U.S. government can inhibit my freedom of assembly in countries with which we're not at war? Thanks.)
Anyway, if you've ever wondered what it's like to be a Connectictut Yankee in King Khadafi's Green Court, Michael Totten has written a lengthy descriptive account in the LA Weekly.