Well, for those of you who don’t know. At the moment I am in the Mediterranean country of Lebanon. It borders Syria and just north of Israel.
I have been here for almost a month now and can say with some conviction that the place is absolutely psycho. The drivers are just crazy! It seems to make no difference that there is traffic coming the other way when they overtake and have lead to some pretty hairy moments being driven off the road by some nutcase in a BMW coming the other way.
In Lebanon’s corner however, believe it or now are it’s women. They are absolutely gorgeous. And they always look good, they all have great hair which is generally dyed any range of colours and dress really well. It is weird because the men seem to make no such effort in return.
The country still has loads of visible signs of war. There is a huge military presence, both of Lebanese troops and Syrian troops left over from the war. We drove north up the mountains and in 10KM of road we went through checkpoints of 3 different armies (the third being Hesballah (sp?))
Overall, the country is pretty cool. I dunno if I would want to live here on a permanent basis but the people are really nice and the diversity is amazing. Everyone speaks at least 3 languages (English, French and Arabic) and are really helpful. Sometimes however their English is quite amusing.