September 21, 2015
September 17, 2015
It's crazy to think that this house is over 300 years old. Every time I visit my grandma and her beautiful pink house in Bazbina, I stand in awe of the rich history that it holds and can't help but imagine what it was like when my ancestors were living here. We spent the day picking figs from the trees and I may or may not have eaten them all in less than a minute; they were that good!
I'm back in Paris now, and I can't believe that summer is over already. Waking up to go to class tomorrow morning is going to be a challenge especially since the temperature has dropped and it has been raining all week long.
September 13, 2015
This is Byblos – one of my favorite places in Lebanon. It was built as the first city of Phoenicia and it is believed to have been occupied first between 8800 and 7000 BC making it the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. The city's known for its ancient port, Phoenician, Roman and Crusader ruins, sandy beaches, fish restaurants, open-air bars and outdoor cafes. It's also known for the little traditional house that was built in the beginning of the 20th century.
I wanted to see Byblos one last time before leaving Lebanon for another year, so my friends and I spent an afternoon there visiting the citadel, eating ice cream (funny how every one of my adventures involves ice cream) and watching the sunset, while drinking a glass of rosé. More photos after the jump.