Hey all. I’m in Beirut now. I’ll just say the city really isn’t anything like I expected. It is the exact opposite of Syria in that it is very westernized. French influence is very acute here also, which is why it was called the “Paris of the East” with its many outdoor cafes.
I’ll be staying here for the rest of this week, probably making a day trip to Baalbek to see Roman and Phonecian ruins somewhere in between. Think I’m going to go get a beer now. Later.