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... is it unfair?
The army is everywhere in Beirut! All major hotels have roadblocks and armed guards; soldiers man anti-aircraft nests throughout the city and on one occasion I spotted a tank deployed on a major street. Although Beirut is by no means a city on edge, it is certainly taking no risks. That being said, I have at no point felt uneasy here. The city is free, the city is happy, and my future home will carry on now as it has always done!
... which are beautiful. It was very noticeable that the air was much cleaner and cooler. There was not the hanging humidity of Beirut. We walked through the cedars and everyone was chatting about being gay and living in the middle east so it was very interesting, then we found a church and went in, and discussed Christianity a bit. They were very knowledgable people. Then we got the taxi over to the khadijah valley and decided to walk down through the valley ...
... 50’s style, or 70’s style, or more recent: the quintessential modern Lebanese way of living. Of varying heights, all of these buildings have plenty balconies; many are covered with heavy curtains, to keep out the sun, or perhaps prying eyes from the neighbours. Some of the newer buildings have the balconies glassed-in, to create an extra room, but mostly, the curtains, sometimes pushed forward to allow for the laundry, dominate in ...
... Another university student came in. He was looking for a job. Moe took his number and waited to continue until the kid had gone. "Okay. So finally these two people come in. A man and a woman. The woman was really attractive. I kind of liked her. Maybe I should give her a call? They sat at the bar to talk with me. The man started telling me a joke about a thief in an ancient tribe. The chief asked him to choose ...
... an article about an anti-harassment conference, the first of it's kind to be held in the Arab world. It found that, in Cairo, over ninety percent of women reported being harassed. While I decided to come to Lebanon for other reasons, this report stuck out in my mind.
A friend of mine has started a website (http://qawemeharassment.wordpress.com/ ) that chronicles peoples experiences with harassment, and I'll be ...