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... Let's also assume the culprits are not sharpshooters, expending 10 shots a bird. Also, I know I was a bit lazy that day and probably left behind 13 "nice" shells, meaning my sample size should have been 100. Another thing, that section of trail was about 20km. Recalling my estimate that my sample was only a quarter of what was on the ground, this translates into 20 shells a kilometre. Perhaps more disturbingly, ...
... making many photo-stops along the way) until we reach Kadisha at the very end of the valley, surrounded by snow-covered peaks in a horseshoe shape. The oldest ski resort in Lebanon is located here, as well as another Cedar Forest Reserve. We hike in the Reserve up into the snow-line, and have a sudden thunderstorm with pelting hail to add to the excitement.
... our breakfast staple
Manoosh (bread cooked on a saj topped with labneh/cheese and zaatar.
Wearing a lab coat is a must when attempting such duties.
The saj oven doing its' magic.
... served. I passed on this very strong liquor remembering the flavor all too well from several tastings at my parents house when growing up. Instead I sipped several very good Lebanese wines during my meals. I tried Almaza beer, brewed outside Beirut, but it was just another light lager to me and Hanoi has plenty of those - no thanks.
I explored much of the city on foot taking in most of the nine districts of Beirut - downtown, Hamra, ...
... This is something else I would highly recommend. I love doing walking tours as you meet interesting people and learn things you wouldn't otherwise, particularly in this case the history from the Civil War (1975-90) and since, and some great associated stories such as Lisa Srour, the last remaining Jewish resident in the old Jewish quarter of Beirut, now being demolished to make way for the extraordinary "Solidere" developments. Mme Srour died last week. As part of ...
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