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... 10 85;е-ночн ая жизнь.
I love this bar
It's my kind of place
Just walkin' through the front door
Puts a big smile on my face
No cover charge, come as you are
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm I love this bar
Загля 85;ув на неско 83;ько ...
... which was lame. On Thursday isabel and I had decided to renew our visas and had heard that you needed to get there very early in order to not queue for hours. We had told our teacher we wouldn't make class and got up at 7 to get to the security office for 8. It was very easy once there as everyone was helpful and there weren't too many queues. We had been the other day to get our passports copied and get photos of us taken. So we were prepared for everything except being told ...
... at the same time doing our best to learn the "rules" of the road (which essentially meant coming to terms with the fact that there weren't any rules).
We first drove to Jeita Grotto, a short 45 minute drive from our hotel, yet a world away from the "big city." The grotto is divided into two absolutely immense caverns; I've never been to a cave even half the size of this one -- truly amazing.
After doing a little ...
... so the driver kindly offered to show me around the city a bit before heading back to the hotel. in case any of you reading this end up here and are looking to hire a driver for the day (which I highly recommend), shoot me a message and i will give you the info for Mr. A (we will call him here). He is a sweet old man and an overall lovely person. he will gladly show you around the city he calls home and if you let him, he will tell you all about ...
... government was after him and he was meeting with China, Iran and Hezbollah to offer his "technology". It was one wild story though and he seemed to have detailed answer for every question. I was reminded of Johnn Nash, the schizophrenic mathematician from "A Beautiful Mind". A few days after leaving Beirut I received an e-mail from Brent with a link to San Diego CrimeFighters stating that the guy was wanted for violating his parole and making terrorist threats.