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... end of Beirut and heading into the tower blocked suburbs - the sort you would see Hamas firing rockets from on the 6 o'clock news. More military vehicles patrolling the area - open sided jeeps, soldiers relaxing with rifles.
Young family walk towards me. The three young lads have pistols. They're toy pistols and ask Dad if they'll have their photo taken. He willingly allows me to shoot.....at least it's me shooting them and not the other way ...
... would be another option of response in anycase. I read the Daily star newspaper this evening which is Beiruts english language paper. All the reports were written in a pessimistic way with sad, pathetic quotes of people saying 'I hope it will all be okay'. I am convinced it will be for at least the next 2 months. I think that if Lebanon has remained stable this far into the Middle eastern revolutions it will remain so for a while longer. My roommate Isabel has ...
... places. Probably same as here."
He thought for a moment. "Lebanon woman good at the sex too. I love having the sex with woman!" He was excited by that topic and fast forwarded the song, scratched his ear, and told me he was crazy.
At the edge of Hamra, entering the neighborhood from the highway we stopped at an intersection. A few soldiers with machine guns sat in a military post shrouded in ...
... area sites. There is much evidence of remnants from the Civil war and riots that have entrenched the city since. On the other hand, there is much reconstruction going on to bring the city back on track. New and old lay side by side in the busy streets.
We walked through the newly built area of Njemah Square (Etoile Place) with the clock tower in the middle. Lots of shops and restaurants are open here and the area is very surreal and sparkly new. It ...
It's Saturday morning here in Beirut and we are taking a little break to chill a little...phew...yesterday was a marathon!
I started early yesterday with breakfast with aunt Nounou and uncle Paul. This time, aunt Nounou seemed a little more satisfied with how much I ate! I was hungry so I ate a lot of manaushi...it was tasty as usual. I washed it down with some halawa and I cup of expresso.
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