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... been able to stay the night otherwise.
In the morning, we woke up around 7:00 and enjoyed a complimentary Lebanese breakfast. This consisted of the typical bread, labneh (a yogurt-like spread), eggs, raw vegetables, and loads of basil. After having breakfast, we hopped in a taxi to take us to get our gear then to the slopes. We stopped at Mzaar Sport, where a friendly couple fitted us for boots (L.L. 10,000), ...
Temple of Bacchus. Last year there was grass and the landscape was much greener.
Temple of Jupiter
Temple of Jupiter
... if anything was to happen it would happen on Monday (we fly out Sunday!).
Flying over Kuwait, Syria and into Lebanon was awesome...we had clear views of the landscape below. Kuwait had hundres of oil well circles and Syria and Lebanon the snow capped sand dunes...amazing.
Arriving at a near deserted airport, we taxied into Hamra, one of the areas of Beirut which is known as the shopping district. Road rules? There are no rules? Hang on tight ...
... no ************e KFC, it's easy to avoid. Here on Bliss street the stench of putrid fast food was inescapable. Surely in this cluster of filth there's one remnant of the glorious food culture that I've come to associate with the Middle East. I tried to suppress the anxiety welling from within. As I hurried along a flash of something familiar caught my eye. It took a few moments before my brain registered exactly what I had seen. I walked back a few steps and ...
... 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.