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  • Italy

    We have been spending the last few days in Italy at a trade show called SANA. The show has been good, but the best part has been hanging out with Andreas and Michaela from African Pacific. They have been taking us to these real Italian restaurants to experience some of the wonderful Italian food. Last […]

  • Rodin

    Yesterday we went to the Rodin museum. I as a little reluctant to go at first because I had been before, but when we got there, I have to admit, I was yet again impressed by his sculptures. We decided to take a guide thing. It was one of those electronic self guide things where […]

  • High speed moving walkway

    Yesterday we came across a high speed moving walkway linking two platforms that are far appart in Montparnasse Bienvenue. The cool thing is that it goes at 9.9 km/h. and to get onto it there is this short ramp that accelerates you up to speed. The way the accelerating ramp works is really cool. its […]

  • Salvador Dali

    In the end, we decided to go to the Dali museum at Monmatre. Monmatre is a really beautiful part of paris with its cobled streets and winding roads that lead up the hill. We took the fernicula as we had travel passes and wandered around to the museam. It’t not really a huge museum, but […]

  • Welcome to Paris

    We arrived in Paris nearly a week ago. Time is flying now. Paris is beautiful as usual. And I must admit that it feels good to be here after Lebanon. The weather is much more tolerable here. Lovely cool evenings with nice sunny days. Last night I went for a bike ride with Patrick and […]

  • Trip to the islands

    On Saturday we went on a trip to the islands off Tripoli. I was a little aprehensive of being stuck on an island but I have to say, it was great. We were supposed to head off early in the morning, but 10 o’clock turned into 11, which turned into 12 and we finaly left […]

  • Internet access (or inaccess)

    Well, it turns out internet access is a lot more difficult in Lebanon (or at least Tripoli) than we thought. And of course, things went wrong at the office, so I had to have access to fix things, but nothing seemed to work. We tried a few times, from net cafe’s and from Maissa’s sisters […]

  • Land of contrast

    I have to say, that Lebanon is a land of contrasts. I read that in the Lonely Planet guide and its really true. Mountains by sea, rich next to poor, expensive cars driving beside the most claped out car you have ever seen. Its all here, and compressed into a tiny space. Beirut is bustling […]

  • When in Lebanon, do like the Lebanese

    It’s interesting to see the different cultures of different people, and those cultures change and you move around the globe. As we came in to land at Beirut airport, as soon as the wheels touched the ground, about 10 people stood up and started queuing in the isle ready to disembark. The steward was strenuously […]

  • We’re off tomorow.

    Well, its about 12:34 am, and Maissa and I have just finished packing and sorting stuff out for our trip. It’s been a nerve racking time, sorting out the tickets and planning this trip. We almost gave up on it but at the last moment, our travel agent came through with the goods and got […]