Monthly Archives: February 2011

Old Damascus

Damascus is but a quick, two hour cab ride from Beirut, and that includes time going through security checks and customs at the border.  While we paid top dollar for a private cab to and from Damascus, it was well … Continue reading

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We are sitting in Beirut watching Egypt experience freedom for the first time in 3o years. The peaceful way the people and the army went about toppling Mubarek is a momumental event that has the potential to bring about the … Continue reading

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Politics in Lebanon – A Primer

Let me begin with a disclaimer.  What you are about to read is my understanding of the historical and current political situation in Lebanon.  I have tried to get facts straight to provide an objective understanding of what is going … Continue reading

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