Monthly Archives: September 2008

Our day in the sun

OK, yes. Every day is a day in the sun. But this one was a lazy day in the sun. This is "Waves" a big water park near where we live. There are lots of slides, a lazy river and … Continue reading

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West meets East

Favourite pose This is our “boss”, who has learned to blend East with West. He and his wife have become so “Lebanese” that other Westerners here tease them about it. Here are some of the differences in the cultures that … Continue reading

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Not for the squeamish!

We came across another interesting difference of culture the other day. There are many small local shops as you would expect e.g. butchers, bakers, patisseries etc. dotted around the city but western supermarkets are popping up more and more, one … Continue reading

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Hold on tight

There is one thing that nearly all motorcyclists hate doing. That is riding pillion. Today M asked me to go in the camp with him but to save time and precious energy (he’s fasting of course) he took the moped. … Continue reading

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In the camp

As Westerners, we can’t really take photos in the camp where INMA does a lot of its work, which is a shame because it’s an amazing place. These pics were taken by one of the girls who volunteers with us … Continue reading

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Sorry for the multiple posts

We keep posting things multiple times – sorry about that. A combinaton of my funny little mobile PC and the slow Lebanese network. We try to correct it when we notice! Read and post comments | Send to a friend

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Two fingers to the police

A Sole So this was one of those cross-cultural faux-pas that pop up from time to time. Riding around in a very old beat up taxi without air-con in a temperature the high side of 30 is pretty grim at … Continue reading

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