Some time this January, I’ll be turning one year older. So for my birthday in 2013, all I want is to go on a discovery road trip across Lebanon. Who says birthdays are just one-day celebrations?
The thing is, I’ve always felt like a tourist in my own small country. Those who know a few things about me know that my relationship with the so-called Land of the Cedars has been on the rocks ever since I came of age in my very own way. Even though I’ve tried to fight them and shield myself from them, Lebanon’s all-mighty Octopus and all the associated forms of oppression and nuisances still find a way to hold sway over many aspects of my life. In my head, I’ve even called it quits more times than I can remember. These are the times when change was something I no longer wanted to be part of. I just wanted to go back to my bubble, where I could reconnect with Denial (yes, Denial with a capital D), and try to restore my sanity. But hey, since Lebanon and I are still in each other’s faces, I might as well give it another chance.
And so, “Operation Rekindle the Flame with Lebanon” is on. Who wants to take me on a guided tour of their home town or a place they know really well and I don’t? I’ll do the driving, you do the talking.
Here are some of the towns and regions I’d like to visit:
|Batroun||Jezzine||Qornet Al Sawda|
|Deir Al Ahmar||Nabatieh||Sarafand|
|Deir Al Qamar||Naqoura|
If you want to be my guide, make yourself heard in the comments section below, or message me on Twitter.