Four Points Bhamdoun
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We drive south along the coast from Beirut this morning, turning east into the mountains and arriving at Deir el Qamar for a walk through the village. We explore the Marionite Church, the central square, and talk with a souk merchant who is pruning a thistle-covered vegetable that is only available for about one month every season and thus in high demand. He uses scissors to cut off all the sharp nettles, and hands me a bud of ...
... that I don't have any onward plans made yet, so I'll just take it as it comes. I already knew Seraphine (from the daytrip to Ma'loula) and Sam (from the trip to Quneitra) but the rest of the crew is also great and I'm sure that we'll make it a great adventure all together! I’m glad though that I am not the only foreigner joining this trip, as only Rami, the director, speaks English – the production crew speaks Arab only. ...
Hello all and Eid Al'Adha mubarak!
It's still warm here, and I am currently sitting in Cafe Younes, a cafe with delicious coffee and sweets that has been in operation in some capacity since 1932. I'm working on my Lebanese Arabic homework. This upcoming week is a break and I will be going to Cyprus! The flights to Cyprus are only a half hour and are cheap, so my roommate and another friend will be heading there for a couple ...
... of ants, our lives are haunted this week by a sense of tension as we wait for my contract extension to come through. If it does not get the official seal of approval in time, we may have to pack our bags in a hurry, since my present assignment ends this Friday! It seems to be purely a technicality, but a technicality that could nevertheless throw a spanner in the works if it is not sorted out very, very soon. Fingers ...
Our Monday plan was to tour one of the major Lebanese wineries and then see some Cedar trees with our own eyes. As a result we were up, ready, out, and on a bus by 9:00am. A service (aka share) taxi for 2,000/each...a minibus for 4,000 each ("musharafeye")...and off in the direction of Zahle for some vino.
Ksara was a short bit before Zahle and home to the Ksara Winery, Lebanon's oldest winery and also one of the most well known. Some fast facts: the area of the ...
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