Markazia Monroe Suites
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We continued walking around checking out some shopping (didn't buy anything, this time)
We're now all back at the hotel resting since we're heading to the bride's place for 7pm and then off to a "stag n doe" party after that.
Have a good day and I'll try to write another note after the party depending on what time we get back (Lebanese like to start partying late and finish late yikes!)
... I couldn't sleep on her so I had to keep pushing her back over but actually we slept very well. We cleverly sprayed ourselves with "pre-bug" and we're only awakened at 8 when the cafe people came to set up. However they took us to a new place to sleep and there we had sofa each!! We slept for a good while there, it turned out to be the reception area, so a few people were about, but we slept on!! At about 11 the reception man woke us up and said we could check in and the double room ...
Other areas thankfully do have a lot of character. Where I was initially somewhat put off by all the concrete, and all the construction, the longer I stayed in Beirut the more I appreciated it. Hamra is a lively neighbourhood with a much more accessible shopping entourage, street after street, bustling with activity. Here you will find lots of people walking around, or sitting in one of the many coffee shops and cafes. ...
... I think it's my family name and being from Armenia. They either knew something about my father or they were suspicious of this Armenian guy bringing goods into the country. I'm just guessing. They never really said."
"So how'd you know they were watching you?"
"It was like in the movies. This car was always parked outside my house with government plates. The man sitting inside wore the dark suit ...
I sleep late this morning after a night of alternating between hot and cold under one of these darned down-filled duvets that have become all the rage in hotels the world over it seems. I'd get too hot and wake up in a puddle of sweat, and throw off the covers and then get cold from the air conditioning. I solved the problem with the housekeeper today, by having her remove the down filler inside the liner. Tonight it will simply be a sheet covering me, and I ...