Monthly Archives: August 2010

Ramadan Kareem

A couple of nights ago I woke up at 2 am to the sound of a man banging a drum and shouting in the street. I had been warned that Beirut could be a crazy place with an unusual nightlife. … Continue reading

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Love and a Passport

One of the few places I get to practice my Arabic in Lebanon is when I take a taxi. More often than not the driver doesn’t speak any English, forcing me to use my Arabic. And the conversation is can … Continue reading

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If you just smile

The other day I came to the conclusion on this blog that the best strategy when walking the streets of Beirut is to keep your eyes straight forward, not smile and just generally pretend that there are no other people … Continue reading

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When in Rome…

It can be hard to figure out exactly how to act when in a foreign country or perhaps more exactly a foreign culture. On the one hand you want to blend in and show some sort of respect by not … Continue reading

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