Paris of the Middle East

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Beirut. That’s where I am at the moment. Well Souk el Gharb to be specific. Less than 20 minutes from Beirut, this suburb in the mountain overlooking the city, is world’s away from the hustle and bustle. Here, flowers of all sorts grow, grapes in the backyard, and pine trees. Visitin’ the in-laws, husband’s cousins, friends and anyone he knows, his dad knows…you get the picture. Busy socializing thus the lack of post. And no I don’t speak Arabic nor French so by socializing I mean smiling, 3 kisses on the cheek (typical lebanese greeting) few words in Arabic and French enough to say “hi, I comein peace.”

So, as opposed to my last post about my typical day in Melbourne whilst visiting my family, my days in Lebanon involves:

Sitting outside the house and chillin’,


I love shisha or argileh as they call it here


Making the most of the beautiful sunny day,




Yes we use pine cones 🙂

Eating… image

and eating…

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And making the most of a beautiful night.


I enjoy coming here at night for a hot chocolate when the night is bit chilly. Or a bottle of Lebanese red  and  argileh sesh.


And of course, no trip to Lebanon is complete without a visit to the salon…I mean coiffure.



About Dolce Diana

| Domestic Goddess in the making | Ex-Flight Attendant Extraordinaire | Expat in Dubai | Fi-Wi | Scorpio | Traveler and Tourist in one | Recovering Shopaholic | Loves Shoes like Imelda | Collector of Memories | Lover of Life |

Posted on May 9, 2013, in Diana Trots the Globe and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. You’re in Lebanon at the moment? I think smiling is a good way to converse! LOL!
    At least its a universal language 🙂

    • yes i am 🙂 and was supposed to visit cavalli cafe, harissa, byblos,,,etc and write posts about them but husband’s uncle fell ill and suddenly died so now is not the time for holiday 😦 perhaps later…thanks for reading my post and ill try to update soon as i can.xo

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