This past Sunday marked the first time I ever walked along the boardwalk of the Raouche.
Something that I intend to do much more often..
You see everything on the Raouche..
Groups of men beating the drums and dancing the dabke…couples staring longingly into each others eyes…generations of families watching over their little ones as they take a few wobbly steps…boys doing wheelies on their bicycles…men screeching their rollerblades right next to a group of giggling girls…toned athletes getting in their Sunday run…brides waving to no one as they drive by on their rented Mercedes Benz…couples on the verge of breaking up…men getting ready to jump into the polluted waters of the Mediterranean…a group of boys watching as a man swings around the coals of the argileh..men selling inflatable toys…couples taking pictures of each other in front of the iconic Pigeon Rocks..
and me, a girl from Miami..taking it all in..
It really was something…
What’s funny about this picture is its juxtaposition to Riviera Beach Club..only a few meters away, yet what a world of difference..