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The Umayyad Mosque, Damascus  
   

The Umayyad Mosque, Damascus

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! Touc ... read more
Middle East » Lebanon » Beirut

Lebanese Flag 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
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31st December 2019

Fantastic!
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.
31st December 2019

Thank you!
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 :)

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