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... thrilling victory against the odds. It was a flop. Was it partly a flop because the world suspected something more like the story of 'Utopia' needed to be told? I am Australian. Like Pilger, I have been living outside of Australia. There comes a time when one has escaped enough from the mess of influence that is local marketing, media and culture and can begin to reflect on the place one has come from. This time has now come for me. The ...
... beset the country in the form of:
- 1 million Syrian refugees (25% of Lebanon's population) entering the country due to the civil war there which started in 2011
- Iran Embassy suicide bombing in Beirut on 19/11/13, 2 days after I left for the last time
- Assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Lekkis in Beirut on 4/12/13
- Car bombing in Hezbollah stronghold on ...
... 3 destroyed satellite dishes. This is the Umm Al Aish Earth Station, bombed by the Iraqis when they invaded in 1990. Kuwait had 4 of these at the time, allowing land to satellite communication. All were destroyed but six new ones have now been built. The actual dishes are no longer there (photos of these here) but the bases on which they sat remain, along with buildings related to the ...
... channels, but only about 4 that I can understand. Unfortunately in the new apartment I've moved into (finally found a place!) all the interesting channels I have to pay more for... so I think I'll be sticking with my books and sitting by/in the pool on the roof. It's an awesome little place with a great view of the city at night and I can see the ocean too :-)
See the attached photos of a soccer match last night between ...
We landed at Kuwait airport and meet our man who is going to sort our visa. He wasn't very efficient and was standing around chatting to his friends, on his phone and with his hands in his pockets. So Bridget decided it was time he got a move on so she went and stood next to him. He looked so very uncomfortable. She asked him what number we were and ...