Beirut Day 2 – postcard

Cranes.  Exterior curtains.  Traffic.  Palm trees.  “Handbag” bread.  Friendly locals.  Pineapple coconut mousse cake.  Cars pipping.  Dilapidated buildings.  Cats.  Antique shops.  Call to prayer.  Dirty shoes.  Sunshine.  Mediterranean sea spray.  Syrian refugees begging.  Reproduction “Phoenician” architecture.  Crumbling Phoenician architecture.  Small themed bars (Hemingway, East v West Germany).  Flowers.  Decorative banana displays.  Posters.  Ruins of Roman …

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Beirut Guide

PRACTICAL INFORMATION What is Beirut like? *very big pondering pause* How on earth can I convey my impressions of Beirut?  Very difficult.  It’s like a fully interactive video game, a full-on game played at high volume with the added challenge of smells to discern and the distressingly real risk of being mown over by a …

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