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Happy Anniversary to me!

Today marks 1 year since I landed in Lebanon..

And I can honestly say it has been the best year of my life.

I’m sitting here..still in disbelief that my Mom and Grandparents are right next to me, in a hotel, IN LEBANON..and reflecting on how much my life has changed..

Here is to many more years of excitement, growth, and never ending adventure.

Cheers Lebanon, I love you!!

Happy 1 Year Anniversary, and Happy New Year!

First anniversary

Happy 1st Anniversary Lebanon!

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Just another manic Monday!

Well, it was a relatively exciting Monday, you know..with me losing my phone and all…

You see..

After work, I went downstairs to take this picture (see below)..determined to display the rather odd placement of a church and and a mosque RIGHT NEXT to each other..

I am reminded of this fact at around 6 pm everyday, when the church bells ring, and the prayers sound..AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME!  This makes for quite a conspicuous display of faith, that sends everyone rushing to close their windows and their doors.   You see, this wouldn’t be so.. if both the church and the mosque didn’t insist on using LOUD speakers to broadcast their call to prayer!! I mean is that really necessary? 

St. Georges Church and Al Amin Mosque..yup they really are right next to each other!

Anyhow, I was so busy thinking about his post, that I didn’t realize I had left my cell phone on the bench I was sitting on.. untillllll I was halfway through a rather unappetizing shawrma at Bar Bar in Hamra.   sidenote: perhaps I spoke too soon in a previous post where I lauded Bar Bar as having the best shawrma in town..


I did manage to get this rather nice shot..

Bar Bar Hamra...

So, after I finish my “dinner,” I headed back to downtown to look for the phone, but to no avail..

“It was only a shitty nokia anyway,” I thought to myself.  “It’s not like I lost ANOTHER i-Phone (like the one I did last October,,in an obscure Walmart somewhere in a bad neighborhood in North Miami, only a couple of days after I got the bloody phone!!)

“For sure, someone picked it up,” I thought..”It was right here, in plain sight.. ripe for the taking!”

Resigned, I headed back to Hamra to see about getting another cell phone..when..someone called my friend’s phone from MY cellphone!  As it turns out, someone HAD picked it up,,and was nice enough to drop it off at a store in downtown..

YAY!..I won’t have to give my two contacts my new number!

So, I decided to celebrated with a gelato..

Coffee, toffee, and vanilla..oh my!

and take some pictures on the way back to my place..

Should have removed that wireless internet poster..it so disrupts the flow!


 I’m so thankful for adventure..life would be such a bore without it!

Even if it means I have to almost lose a phone or two from time to time. 😉


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