- thank you for smokingI don't remember the last time I went to a restaurant where smoking was allowed. oh wait, that was last night (and everyday of this trip). Smoking is still very popular here in Lebanon. Wherever we go, people smoke. It Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Aug 11, 2010
- A day at the beachWe got to spend a day at the beach yesterday. The water was perfect. We spent 4 1/2 hours in it!!!
My brother and I like to go to the beach pretty much only because of the waves. We have Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Aug 11, 2010
- Watermelon and cheeseevery night when we are in my mom's village of june my grandpa closes his convenient store at 9 pm. Usually one of my uncles is there and goes to pick him up. when he gets back we all sit Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Aug 10, 2010
- give me a missed callcell phones are also used differently here. most people in the states will sign a contract with a major provider and get a certain number of minutes and texts a month. not many have prepaid phones. But here, that is Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Aug 6, 2010
- Maids or servants?Ok, so we all learned in US history that during the times of slaves there was another form of service being provided to wealthy New Englanders: Indentured Servants. These we people from the "old world" who wanted a new life Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Aug 6, 2010
- Byblos & BaalbackWe saw two of the most historic sights in Lebanon these last 3 days.
First we went to Byblos which is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. It was beyond amazing to see the buildings there, everything has Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Aug 6, 2010
- Random ThoughtsIt's been a while since I have written something. I guess I am trying to avoid the computer as much as possible since I am on vacation. I don't want to be too attached, you know?
Well it has been about Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Aug 2, 2010
- no sweet tea!?!?!ok, i was raised lebanese. so i naturally eat more than necessary, or so i thought. i have told a few people that when a lebanese person is putting food in your plate, tell them it is enough before they Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Aug 2, 2010
- UpdateOk, my mom and little sister Seleene just left for America at 2 this morning. We spent the whole day with our grandparents and her siblings then drove them to the airport at midnight. Every one was sad to see Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Jul 29, 2010
- Spending Time with JesusHello!!!
It's Synthia! Hope you are all doing well, we are having a wonderful time. It has been the perfect combination of relaxing and exploring so I can't complain.
It is has been very different, spiritually, for me. I am Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Jul 26, 2010
- electricityOk, so in Lebanon electricity is a rare thing. It is like a purple lion, you don't see it often and when you do, it isn't the norm. OK, maybe not that bad, but it is pretty elusive like the Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Jul 24, 2010
- First three daysAlright, we decided to just write about our first days all in one post (and another from Synthia, probably) and then just keep y'all updated from then. Internet is not too easy to come by and when we do we Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Jul 23, 2010
- Our tripWell, its been a long time since we've written to you. And a lot has happened. We left for our trip on Sunday at 10:45. got to jersey shortly after. and then we were off to Athens, Greece! Synthia will Posted by serj n syn in on the 7th year they rested | Jul 21, 2010
- The Final Chapters of TalalAccording to the computer, it's the first of May which means that I've been away for two months. It doesn't really feel like that long, although I suppose that would imply that two months is itself a long time. Strange Posted by kit-weaver in Kit in Arabia | May 1, 2010
- Beirut: Part IIThe second in the long awaited trilogy in the struggle to free ourselves from the supreme laziness of Talal's. The return to the hostel was certainly more anticlimactic than we had imagined, without a single person in the sitting room Posted by kit-weaver in Kit in Arabia | May 1, 2010
- Lebanon - Beirut
Despite numerous Western government warnings against travelling to Lebanon, we decided to spend a few days in Beirut, as it was only an hour's bus ride away from Damascus. We arrived a Posted by JacChalky in Jac & Chalky's Excellent Adventure | Apr 23, 2010
- Cedar Trees and Stormy SeasSetting off from Syria to Lebanon, we were again pretty late (I can't actually remember, but I'm assuming it was based on previous records as well as the fact it was about midnight when we got into Tripoli), and had Posted by kit-weaver in Kit in Arabia | Apr 20, 2010
- BeirutWe arrived in Beirut from Damascus and headed straight to AUB. We used my old AUB card to blag in, and then headed to Mitch's room. He was pretty surprised to see me again. We immediately set about making the Posted by bj_945 in Across the Levant | Apr 10, 2010
- Beirut, the Lazy Man's ExperienceHaving listened to Nessun Dorma, I'm ready to undertake the gargantuan task of tackling the huge gaping hole of blog activity. The keyboard is pretty stiff so that's another hurdle to overcome, but I think a few flaming arias later Posted by kit-weaver in Kit in Arabia | Apr 10, 2010
- BeirutLanded in Beirut yesterday fairly late at night. I Got back onto the American University Campus with my old ID card, then went straight to my old room and found my old roomate Mitch there, who was surprised to see Posted by bj_945 in Across the Levant | Mar 5, 2010
- Day trip to LebanonBack when we went to Damascus...we also took a day trip to Lebanon. Yep. I'm still playing catch-up.
We went to check out Baalbak - with, time allowing, a quick jaunt to Beiruit. To get to Baalbak, we Posted by jenofear in Jen's Blog | Dec 15, 2009
- LebanonOur first stop in Lebanon was Baalbek, in the Bekaa Valley. Baalbek is famous for large ruins, hashish production as well as being the headquarters for Hezbollah (the current leader, Hassan Nasrullah, is from here). This is scarily visible. There Posted by Antonxiii in The Nomad | Aug 30, 2009
- NO TODO ES FELICIDAD. / Not everyhting is happiness
SABIAMOS QUE EN ESTOS PAISES TAN INESTABLES TODO ES POSIBLE PERO NUNCA IMAGINAMOS QUE LA SITUACION DE LIBANO EMPEORARA TAN REPENTINAMENTE! HACE CASI UNA SEMANA CUANDO SE DESATO ESTA SITUACIO Posted by wanderers in TROTAMUNDOS | May 12, 2008
- BeirutWell after a 2-hour bus ride we found ourselves in Beirut. What a beautiful sight. Beirut is right on the water and looks fantastic from a distance on the drive in. We found our hotel and headed Posted by krissy in Overseas Travel | Apr 23, 2007
- TripoliAfter an hour in our rickety taxi we finally got dropped off at our pension (which is basically paying for a room in someone’s house). The family we stayed with were lovely and the rooms were good but cluttered with Posted by krissy in Overseas Travel | Apr 16, 2007