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... You could sometimes see many sedimentary layers exposed in the hills, one every metre or so. They formed natural terraces in places, with grass and shrubs growing on them. I just found myself looking intently up and down mountain slopes checking out how so much life was packed in everywhere. That's what nothing but flat sand and malls does to you after half a year.
John and I woke up on a beautiful Saturday morning in Beirut with no plans for the day. We lounged around the apartment for a few hours then headed to the downtown area to visit the farmer's' market at our favorite Cafe Grande. At 11:00 the downtown souk area was a ghost town. Beirutis seem to really enjoy their sleep on the weekends. We made our way to the cafe and ordered our usual fried kibbeh, a mixed kabab grill, hommos, ...
... the mountain were several hunters blocking the road
shooting birds with their riffles. I don't know about you, but people
shooting guns in my vicinity makes me feel slightly uneasy.
Encountering all ...
... all over the country.
In the Modern Standard Arabic class we are slowly working our way through learning the Arabic alphabet. It's quite complicated. In Arabic, many words and letters do not "stand alone". They connect to the letter before an after, like cursive in the English language. Not all letters connect however, which can make it confusing. Additionally, there are long and short vowels. A long vowel is represented by a letter, while a ...
... him, "One person in one taxi, 4,000?" "Yes." "Three people, one taxi, same destination: 4,000?" "No, 12,000." He didn't seem to understand that it is normal for the price to be lower if there are more people; it would be the same as three separate taxis driving each of us to the same place. We laughed, and looked for another driver.
The next guy said 2,000 per person, so we immediately agreed and hopped in. Here's a fun fact ...