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If You Think You Know The Answer . . .

Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | Views [394]

. . . YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM.  Nowhere is this more true than Lebanon.  As turbulent as the ancient history of the region was — Phoenician, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, et. al. — it doesn’t compare with the complexities ... Read more >

Baalbek and Anjar

Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | Views [684]

THE GREEKS CALLED IT HELIOPOLIS, THE CITY OF THE SUN.  Julius Caesar expanded the name to Julia Augusta Felix Heliopolis in honor of his daughter.  By any name, the World Heritage Site at Baalbek is reason enough to visit Lebanon.  And ... Read more >

Snowed In

Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | Views [364]

ANOTHER STORM BATTERED THE COAST, SNARLING TRAFFIC and throwing ocean spray over the sea walls.  By the time we reached Deir al Oumara, just miles from and 3000 feet above the Mediterranean, it had changed to snow.  Preparing for the worst, ... Read more >


Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | Views [374]

BYBLOS MIGHT JUST BE THE OLDEST CONTINUOUSLY INHABITED town in the world and the Monoberge Hotel is the ideal base for exploring the area.  Like everything in Lebanon, it is a bit pricey, the electricity is intermittent and the wifi is rubbish ... Read more >

The Cedars of Lebanon

Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | Views [458]

THE WORST DRIVERS IN THE WORLD PLY THE ROADS of Lebanon.  They combine Italian aggressiveness with the driving skill of the Chinese.  You can be certain only that they will do something unexpected, stupid and probably suicidal.  And a ... Read more >

National Museum of Beirut — 7000 Years of History

Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | Views [1074]

WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW SOMETHING — DON’T EVEN KNOW what you don’t know — it’s a good idea to go to the experts.  In the case of Lebanon, that would be the National Museum of Beirut.  Lebanon and its neighbors ... Read more >

Beirut: Getting Oriented

Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | Views [472]

THE IMMIGRATION OFFICER SEARCHED OUR PASSPORTS, page by page, for evidence of a visit to Israel which would deny us entry into Lebanon.  No worries — they are in our expired passports.  While there is tension between Muslims and Christians, ... Read more >

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