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Travel Blogs from Beirut
... sea some 30ft below narrowly avoiding the concrete foundations.
A lone lad, about 10 years old, turns away from me to look at the sea. Shoved down the back of his shorts is a pistol. Real or fake? You never know in this city. This walk to the Pigeon Rocks is a lot further than had been made out and after an hour's walk in the sizzling heat need to stop for food and water.
Continue along the corniche and it's clear I'm straying from ...
... 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!"
Another early start but heading North today.
I was on the hunt for a Lebanese sweet shop which we found on The Corniche at Hallab. The massive round trays of gooey nutty sweets were mesmerising. As they boxed up my order they offered small bites of the different types of baklava they make. I also brought a serve of Knifeyh, a pastry that has cheese in the middle and then dipped in Qatr (which is a ...
... We are completely safe and for all intents and purposes, it's a non-issue. I will post an entry later today with photos from the beach as well as the music hall that we are going to tonight. So, if you are worried, try not to be. I for one am not worried. ...