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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 mountain becomes one big snow covered slope. The resort ropes off the groomed ski trails, but without ropes you would have no idea where the trail started or ended. This was actually a little unnerving, as we were basically the only ones on the mountain due to it being the last week of the season.
As two of the few people skiing that day, John and I did not have to wait in a single lift line. In fact, usually ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
... We had this special bread that is only made in the mountains as well as a giant tomato that again is only found in the mountain. I enjoyed it all with another Almaza and some puffs of an arguilah.
Once we finished dinner, we headed home. Once we got there, we figured we would go out to Sky Bar (a club in downtown Beirut) but I was just too tired! Can you believe it? Finally I admitted it. We decided to just stay in and play some cards. Christelle, ...