Saturday, April 11, 2009

Beirut by Boat

We're here! It's a beautiful city and arriving by boat was spectacular. Lots to see and do...Per lived here as a child so we're making our way around today finding his old home and school. I had a tiny little mishap with the military...they detained me and confiscated my camera for "five minutes" which eventually lead to them deleting about a dozen photos I took of Per's childhood neighborhood. One particularly questionable photo was of the word "happines" emblazoned across the top of a nursery school. I can see where they'd consider me a big threat;) After the incident, we ate delicious schwarmas and I indulged in an avacado ice cream cone. It was quite good. This is a beautiful, vibrant city and I hope to post lots of photos soon.