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... end up doing a medley of feminist power ballads, such as Kelly Clarson and Maria Carey. It was a great night and we did it a few times over the week. This week I only had my morning classes at Saifi for lebanese dialect arabic. However my heart was full of intentions to study FusHa myself during the afternoons, I was twarted however by the onset of a Mid term test in my lebanese dialect lessons which meant I had to learn all the vocabulary for that, which I did in the ...
... including the best preserved Roman hippodrome in the world).
We meandered through the town, checking out the three different archaeological sites, then wandered around the town's Christian quarter before returning to our car and driving back to Beirut.
The rest of the evening and half of the next day were spent in Beirut, watching the sunset from the beach and doing the bulk of our present buying/souvenir shopping.
... of 2 connected levels, each with amazing stalactite & stalagmite formations. The bottom cavern is only accessible by boat & there are short rides you can take round. The upper level one is able to walk through the & the sheer size of the cave itself & all the formations is something else.
We also spent time wandering about Lebanon's 2nd largest city, Tripoli. With some beautiful mosques, awesome souks & great coffee-wallas (sellers) on most ...
... then most people (including myself before this trip) would think! Most hostels (like the one in Beirut) have nice common rooms where you can meet other backpackers over a beer during the evening. I didn't have any set plans for after Lebanon due to the civil unrest in some of the countries in the region (Syria, Egypt, Lybia, etc.) - but as Egypt is all calm by now I booked a cheap flight to Alexandria and flew there on Sunday the 20th. Off to the next adventure!
... for $25 you can have it delivered to your home.
Sonny making his first Lebanese friend.
We figured that the import tax on BMWs and Mercedes Benz must be quite low as you see them everywhere.