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... countries that have suffered under a colonial power's divide and rule strategy for subduing the populace. Walking a national trail, and more importantly meeting a whole nation's people, should provide a way to undo some of the division caused in a nation's psyche by a period of such a style of rule. It appears that Lebanon has a way to go here, however, given that the three most important government positions are assigned to separate sects.
The semester started again at AUB and I'm taking several classes. I decided, however, to take Arabic classes at an institute in Beirut instead of AUB. I signed up for a five week intensive Arabic course. I start everyday at 9 am and end at noon. Thus far, in terms of learning language, it has been a great choice. While fifteen hours plus the classes at AUB is quite a lot, I feel that I am gaining a deeper knowledge about the language, in addition ...
... by greeting him with "salaam aleykum"... that will teach me to ask for directions! The Christians in Syria and beyond would also prefer "merhaba" or "bon soir"... and for those who were not aware, Afghanistan (Badakhshan more specifically) was already trading lapis lazuli with Syria 2,000 years ago! ...
... We reach Beirut at night and have dinner at a simple restaurant on top of a mountain.
There have been some fightings today in west Beirut and some people are trying to see from here if they are still going on, but it seems to be calm.
Seems like any private fight is made a political event my the media here.
After a short detour to Demo (a bar in Gemmayzeh), we end up, yes, you guessed it, in Torino.
... Etoile square, everything around me changed. All the buildings were brand new and the ground I was walking on changed from pavement to fine stones. The place looked like a completely new development. It reminded me of the Americana in Glendale or the Block in Orange...except for one thing: the people.
Everyone was buzzing around, very jovial and full of energy. We walked around and I snapped a few photos of the ...