Your Man in Beirut April 6th 2011 Dear All
Greetings from Beirut! I’m now in Lebanon, my 62nd country after having already ticked off my 61st a couple of days ago when landing in Damascus, Syria – I guess I can go home now (!). Only joking, I still have another 15 days of amazing travel left in this region and am looking forward to it very much, if it’ll be anything like these last 3 days which have been just great!
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Middle East » Lebanon » Beirut Lebanon has made progress toward rebuilding its political institutions since 1991 and the end of the devastating 15-year civil war. Under the Ta'if Accord - the blueprint for national reconciliation - the Lebanese have established a more equitable po... ... read more
Thanks for reading my blog. I started it in 2010 to keep a record of my travels, to let people know how I'm going, and also to keep me sane at times while I'm on the road!
I have written up my 23 most recent journeys so far, and have no plans at all to stop travelling just yet.
86 countries down, 109 more to go - watch this space!
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What a fantastic blog and photos, Alex! Love the blog title too! You are a much braver traveler than I could ever be so it was very interesting to read your thoughts about your travel in this part of the world -- especially how welcome and unafraid you felt there. Sorry you had such bad accommodations in Damascus but you certainly didn't let the lack of sleep keep you down.
Thanks very much for this comment! Gosh, it's been a while since I did the Syria/Lebanon trip and wrote this, and then there was the whole civil war in the region just after I'd left. I'm not sure I'd do similar adventures in dodgier parts of the world nowadays, I'm happy to tick off the safer countries now :)