Vegetarian heaven (hello falafel!)
Trip Start Aug 11, 2009
143Trip End Sep 30, 2010
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Spring Flower Hostel
The markets are an array of colour - spices, nuts, buckets of yogurt, pyramids of cheese and pastries (and cheese pastries). Some market stall vendors ask where we are from, and then refuse payment for our fruit or falafel kebabs. Some of them also ask if I am a girl... evidently my baggy coat and beanie are not the most flattering.
With Samir (Lebanese) and Cody (Alaskan), we visited ruins including the castle of St Simeon - famous as the guy who spent his life sitting on an 18m high pillar dispensing wisdom to the pilgrims below and refusing to talk to women
The church, complete with temporary marquee for the crowds, is crammed to bursting so we head out past the cop cars and landrovers with guns on the back seat to look at the ruins. Realising that this relates to the political factions in Lebanon, we decided to check out the farthest ruins we could find.