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... things fellow lighting designers). The blue lights are in the water, projecting shimmering onto the cavern's roof. Seem to glide effortlessly for quite some way before returning to the landing stage.
Short drive to Harissa. Take the Teleferique to the top along with a short funicular ride to see Our Lady of Lebanon that sits atop a mountain about 2,000ft up. Cracking views of the coast line and you realise how much development there is stretching from Israel ...
... as well. The situation here seems very calm and stable, everyone acts completely normal and happy. If the situation is mentioned the mood can then turn very serious, as people seem not to want to think about it but say thing which reveal they were always aware of it, thinking about it, but feel so helpless to do anything that they have to ignore it. Maybe they have gotten used to such 'impending disasters', but really there isnt a getting used to it and I dont ...
... I'm so crazy!" like it was not just an expression to be used after attacking one's own ear. He said it like it was a fact. No really, I am crazy.
"From where you?" he asked.
"California have many beautiful ladies?!"
"Yes, many. Beautiful ladies in Lebanon too?"
"We have. We have. I bet California ladies are very good at the sex!"
... of the statue is a chapel and the outside has a curled staircase leading to the top.
Since recent bombings of religious sites, military posts are set up to check and talk to foreigners like myself. Passport checked, questions asked and backpack looked into and I was allowed to visit all the sites like Harissa and Byblos and a few days later Baalbek. As part of my day of touring I hired a driver and car to take me around. The next stop on my ...
... a waste of time to try to get in but we went anyway.
Yara met Alain, Christelle and I at the door. The strategy was for me to use my "American accent" again to try to persuade the bouncer to let us in. While standing outside waiting for Yara to arrive, we witnessed several groups of people be turned away. My confidence was dropping like a rock. Despite this, I charged forward and headed for the velvet rope. Once there, the bouncer sternly looked at ...