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Tripolis Ticked Off!

On 2 July 2010 I visited my third and last of Libya’s three cities (Tripolis), Sabratha, which is to the west of Tripoli on the Mediterranean coast.   The trip together with my colleagues Kevin, Sarunas, and Hussain, who drove, … Continue reading

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Sand, not Ash!

When I arranged to meet up with Vanessa on 7 May for a weekend in Rome, I had some worry that the volcanic ash might cause delays to her flight from Gatwick in the UK and no concern at all … Continue reading

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Lebanon in the Rain – Byblos and Tripoli

On the third day, 3 November 09, of our visit to Lebanon there was no let up in the rain, so we set off prepared to get soaked again on the second day of our guided tours. Travelling north from … Continue reading

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Lebanon in the Rain – Baalbek, Ksara and Zahle

For days 2 and 3 of Kath’s visit to Lebanon we rented a car with driver and guide. Louise, our guide and seemingly a perpetual university student, was very knowledgeable.  She told us that Lebanon has 300 days of sunshine … Continue reading

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Lebanon in the rain – Beirut

When Kath arrived in Lebanon on 31 October 09, so did the rain. And when she left 5 days later, the rain too left!  We spent our first full day, 1 November 09, in Beirut where we visited Martyr’s Square, … Continue reading

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