Holiday Inn Beirut Dunes
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We lounged in bed watching movies until noonish when we rolled out and cooked some brunch. Then we headed out to explore the areas close to the hotel, I had been telling Jimmy I really wanted to get my hair straightened again so we were on the hunt for another salon. We found a great one not too far from the hotel. For $10 US, they washed my hair, blow dried my hair straight then proceeded to flat ...
... and the pope in his popemobile. He looked very sweet and I have an image of him with the sunset behind him which I will never forget. We stayed for mass and heard him speak. It was impressive About 1 in 5 people in beirut wear clothes with the British flag on Last Sunday we went to elie and monims house for lunch and to watch a film about dreams. They cooked us a potato/chicken curry sort of thing which was really good, but it was awkward that it was just Isabel ...
... then it was Khomeini
billboards. Long story short, dusk was fast approaching as we were
driving southbound and we came to a military check point. The stern
looking soldiers didn't allow us to proceed ...
... Lebanon’s entry border and were immediately confronted by more weaponry and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) than I had seen all trip. Our guide set off to get our visas sorted and we quickly exchanged money (unfortunately getting ripped off) before heading off to our first stop at Baalbek. This drive took us about an hour and I would guess we were stopped at about 5 military check points.
Our first proper stop was a massive ...
... are not in the World cup, everyone picks a team and decorates their cars and houses, and by decorate I dont just mean one little flag, cover you car with flags, our tour leader joked that some peoples houses start to like like many embassies, she wasn't wrong! Germany was definately way out in front, bit of support for Brazil, Argentina, England..even saw an Australian flag.