..is the single most question I get asked whenever I tell someone I live in Beirut.
This question strikes me as particularly bizarre now that I’m in Trinidad..where it’s not safe to walk on the street during the day, much less the night! As beautiful as this island is, crime has been on the steady rise for the last decade. Thefts, murders, kidnappings..you name it..it happens in Trinidad. To demonstrate what I’m talking about, I took a picture of my bedroom window. Every single home in Trinidad has these metal bars on their windows to prevent people from breaking in. Lovely, isn’t it?
Yet, Beirut is the one that gets the bad rep..I never understood that.
Beirut..how could people have gotten such the wrong impression of you?? You don’t deserve that. The world has it all wrong.
Seriously, I’ve never felt safer than when I was in Lebanon..as ironic as that may sound.
Beirut, don’t you worry.. I know the truth..and I’m doing my best to change the world’s perception of you.. Slowly, but surely..one person at a time.