Riviera Hotel Beirut
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... coffee and trendy bars the finest beer and wine Lebanon produces. The young tread these streets until the early hours, and I barhopped the entire way down Rue Gouraud speaking to bar owners lamenting the drop in tourism. At one bar, I sat on a stool at a wrap-around bar boasting every liquor you can imagine and with the top hits thumping. I was the only customer. I chatted with the bar owner for over an hour, who lamented Lebanon's poor international ...
... do you could look down into the depths of the valley from the precarious height. It was exciting, but best not to look, Ellie would have been distraught. After going through a few sweet villages in the hillside we got to the town of bsharii which was very sweet but seemed very geared for tourists, with lots of junky souvineer stalls seemingly in the middle of no where. From there we got a taxi to see the cedars. It's a national park full of the very ...
... 4-to-5 story building in need of expensive repairs, and build a 15 floor apartment building instead, at the expense of the cultural heritage. It is thus good to see that the occasional inhabitants hold out, and insist on their view from their window, which forced at least one developer to start building a neighbouring block only from the 3rd floor upwards!! But mostly, especially towards the suburbs, Beirut consists of concrete ...
... of my business. Several people watching me every day. Looking into my business and searching my containers. I had never done anything wrong. It was all based on suspicion. That's how your taxes are spent. Then the Lebanese government does the same thing because the FBI had me on some list? I was starting to lose it. I was getting stressed and tense. It's not the way I usually am but the pressure was getting to ...
In a Rotary presentation several weeks ago, I was asked about how I felt about Lebanon versus Morocco. It's a question I get asked often. It's always a difficult to answer tactfully. I believe it's important to speak your truth, even if it's not pleasant. I lived in Morocco for a year and a half as a Peace Corps volunteer, in a tiny village high in the Atlas Mountains. While I was safe and never received harassment in my village, ...