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[center]A Catholic nun and a Muslim woman talk on the steps of a mosque in Beirut [/center]
Hearing the name "Beirut" pulls up mixed emotions and images for me Posted by jaytravels in The Foreigner | Dec 23, 2013
- BeirutFor east, My first visit to Beirut.If you have a prejudice about East you really get surprise.. Why is referred to as Paris of the East. Iy you don’t have much time, 3 days enough for this travel. Especially Posted by TATLIGEZGIN in TatliGezgin | Sep 7, 2013
- Home again, home again, jiggly jigI think it's only JUST becoming apparent to me how close I am to world changing politics living here. Ridiculous, I know. After all, I've been in Lebanon four months. I'm literally surrounded by countries in conflict. The point is Posted by karicketts in to infinity... and beyond | Jun 23, 2012
- The Lemon and the Big AdventureWhen H left New Zealand, he had instruction to buy a car in Lebanon when he got settled. There was one main reason why we thought buying was better was hiring, the total cost for a year to hire would Posted by karicketts in to infinity... and beyond | May 8, 2012
- This Rock and Roll LifestyleI'm living like a rockstar. Last night was the first night since I got home from Turkey that we've had dinner at home. I've come to the conclusion you can't actually maintain this with 8 month old twins, because the Posted by karicketts in to infinity... and beyond | Apr 30, 2012
Have you ever noticed how familiarisation with a place changes your perspective on it?
I've been here a month now, and the daily sights and smells no longer seem quite so foreign. Nothing seems as dirty as it did when I Posted by karicketts in to infinity... and beyond | Apr 3, 2012
- Songs about rainbowsHumans choose to record pretty things. Why is it that we spend our thinking lives fascinated by the grotesque and ugly, but we only immortalise the best parts of the world in Art?
I think we do this because we Posted by karicketts in to infinity... and beyond | Mar 28, 2012
- Talking about the weather When I thought of Lebanon - before coming here - I imagined continuous heat. I expected there to be sand; a vista of desert like the one they talk about in the bible. Wrong (cue cheesy game-show buzzer sound).
Tyr, Posted by karicketts in to infinity... and beyond | Mar 21, 2012
- SuccessI have a 'lost passport report'!
Actually, thats not strictly true. I don't have it in my possession, its on its way to Beirut for another stamp. I get to go back to the police station to pick it up on Posted by karicketts in to infinity... and beyond | Mar 20, 2012
- BureaucracyYesterday, we went went on a little adventure through the dark recesses of Lebanon's immigration service.
When you lose you passport at home, you report it lost to the police, you cite the report number on the application form you Posted by karicketts in to infinity... and beyond | Mar 13, 2012
- HistoryI spent the night before last awake. Sporadically covered in baby vomit. I don't get paid enough for this. Oh. Wait.
Having H away for days at a time up on the outpost is usually fine. Not easy, but do-able - Posted by karicketts in to infinity... and beyond | Mar 10, 2012
- Bare bums and politicsI'm thinking a lot about politics at the moment. Probably post-baby brain trying to kick back into gear, but also a little, I think, to do with the fact that you can't be HERE and not question what its all Posted by karicketts in to infinity... and beyond | Mar 7, 2012
- Honey, we're rich.I have a housemaid. She is Palestinian. Her name is Miesa, and I pay her the equivalent of $35 NZD to spend a day at my house once a week. My house is spotless when she has been. Literally spotless. Posted by karicketts in to infinity... and beyond | Mar 7, 2012
- Are we going to listen Yalelli's?I remember that I was nodding as my grandmother asked the question above although I did not know what Yalelli meant. Apparently, in Turkish, the elderly refer to Arab music as ¨Yalelli¨which actually is a modified version of ¨Ya Leyl¨(meaning Posted by nzyucel in Note to self: The long awaited blog | Jan 29, 2012
BEIRUT known as the Paris of the Middle East, it was when I arrived in this wonderful city that I realised why its known as th Posted by Thuligal in Thuli Khoza's adventures | Jun 5, 2011
- Changes of Plan===Ozac 2011===
[i][b]Our Aussie Christmas get-together with the Doughty family in Jerusalem had led to further hospitality from the U.N. ‘downunder’ community in Damascus, and we arrived in Beirut feeling well fed and stocked up with dut Posted by Ozac in Shoestring Road | Jun 5, 2011
- Beirut to ByblosWe're sitting in a family hotel on the beach, cold beer in hand and the usual wide selection of fresh nuts and seeds on the table. We're looking out over the Mediterranian back to Beirut where we landed a few Posted by CP LEE in Middle East | Dec 14, 2010
- LEBANON in 4 daysLebanon is a small country, travelling from one end to other end is not a hassle at all. Entering Lebanon from Syria is not difficult at all, I entered via the HOLMs border post. I arranged my Lebanes visa Posted by Thuligal in Thuli Khoza's adventures | Dec 4, 2010
- Damsel in destress.... HAVE you ever been lost in a foreign country? the concept of getting lost is foreign to me, this is not beacuse I have a good sense of direction. I get lost all the time, I take the wrong Posted by Thuligal in Thuli Khoza's adventures | Nov 26, 2010
- What do you think this is: some kind of holiday??Our last stop in Lebanon was Byblos and neither of us wanted to leave :(
Contender for one of the oldest inhabited towns in the world and seat of the written word you wouldn't really know it now because in the Posted by rachndave in Adventure Points | Sep 23, 2010
- A monk's picnicLike everywhere we have been so far the summer months are hot and dry but the winter months bring snow and lots of it. Iran gets 10 moetres we were told and everyone in Lebanon and Syria are also Posted by rachndave in Adventure Points | Sep 23, 2010
- A ruinous proposalAfter our usual street falafel for breakfast (a treat i dont think i'll ever get bored of) we took the short cab hop to the Ksara Vineyard in the Bekka Valley. My uncle, who is a bit of a Posted by rachndave in Adventure Points | Sep 21, 2010
- Inspiration seedlingsThe reason we chose this whole adventure destination was because of the inspiration-seed planted by Beirut and it's nearby cedar reserve. Lebanon used to be famous for it's cedars - when I say used-to-be I mean in the middle Posted by rachndave in Adventure Points | Sep 21, 2010
- Turning up the volumeLast time I left you I think we were wondering the desolate streets of Beirut. Well things definitely picked up - until 8am :)
We spent the whole night and day with sweet Aileen, a young chinese girl who was Posted by rachndave in Adventure Points | Sep 20, 2010
- Beirut, LebanonLebanon is a very small country – only 180km long and 50km across. Today a small group of seven caught two taxis 90km over the Mount Lebanon Range into the Bekaa valley to the site of Baalbek. The other side Posted by dpedler in MV Discovery - 2009 | Aug 26, 2010