Journal - Napló

Free Hugs & Snake Hunting

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (1)


I have been staying with Talal quite a bit these last few weeks. Besides working in the

office, I fairly often go with Talal somewhere. These last couple of weeks his attention has been directed at a construction site just outside of town. There are some properties with an

amazing view over Tripoli and the surrounding areas that are being developed there.


As we drove onto the site one day in the Chevrolet Avalanche, the workers come out one b...

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Last weeks together in Tripoli

Posted on November 15, 2009 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (2)

We have been waiting a lot the past couple of months. We waited for an answer from the Iranian foreign ministry about our visa application. We waited for an answer from the ship Boi Branco if we can come along. We waited for Happy Fox to go to Cyprus. The result was that we spent a lot of our time in a relatively small area close to the office where we are sleeping in downtown Tripoli. After a month we decided it was time to move on, no matter what. The coming Sunday we would leave Lebanon. T...

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Tripoli & Beirut

Posted on September 20, 2009 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (5)

These past couple of weeks we've had base camp at Talal Haider's office here in the downtown of Tripoli. As I mentioned in the last blog, we had been asking Talal if we could do any work for him in return for being allowed to stay at his office. After some days he said we could wash the steps and the entrance. Not a big job by any measure and considering that we've been staying at his office for over two weeks, it was the least we should do. Getting the steps clean wasn't to easy though. We ...

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