7/26/2005

Downtown Beirut


Downtown Beirut
Originally uploaded by Wandermo.
In my opinion still one of the most vibrant cities in the world, its cafes, shops and atmosphere is unparalleled. This shot was taken around 12:30 am, the city is buzzing with life, where other cities including Paris have gone into slumber.

13 comments:

fadibou said...

The sweeeetest city in the world.

samboose said...

It's a great place to visit. But I lived there for 2 years for my MBA. The first was fun but the second was unbearable....needed people with substance, honesty and down to earthness.....

Hellraiser said...

Samboose: could you please elaborate on this comment "needed people with substance, honesty and down to earthness" as the same could apply to Kuwait in my opinion.

samboose said...

Well yes i can see your point with that. But the difference is they are such users there, i mean it's a bit much. I agree with your point that there are people like that here but the ratio there is off the chart.

Spontaneousnessity said...

samboose I agree, I have been to many places and stayed there for years, but as for lebanon, I had to go there for work a couple of months ago, I loved the place it was amazing! it was very hard to keep telling what's with them though,.. I must say I was a little disappointed there, couldn't wait to get back home

samboose said...

Spontaneousnessity you know the worse is when they give you that shrug with "Tu" (as in saying now) Wana slap them around and say "ta7acha 3adil la adoos ib batnak"

samboose said...

oops now = no

Hellraiser said...

Maybe i've been out of Lebanon for a while whats with the "Tu" what does this mean and in which language is that?

Spontaneousnessity "it was very hard to keep telling what's with them though" what is it with them?

Salted-Caramel said...

The way I see it, you can criticize every country for its people and lifestyle and all, but that does not make people from your country any better. I’m sure Hellraiser here, or any other foreigner living in Kuwait, can come up with a long list criticizing the Kuwaiti people, the way they talk, etc. etc. In conclusion, “in kan baytik min zijaj, la tarmi ilnas ib 7ajar”.

fadibou said...

Hellraiser, I think the girls have a point, the only people I can mix with in Beirut are people coming from out of the country, Although i still didnt get the "Tu" !!!!!!!!!!!!

samboose said...

Well "Tu" in lebanese is "No" with a messed up attitude. Like if you ask "do you have XXX?" They just look at you shrug and go "Tu"

Hellraiser said...

Fadi I think we are out of synch on whats happening down there. Although I did skip a couple of generation in Europe, but this does negate the fact that Lebanese well the one I know at least, are highly cultural, down to earth, and damn right honest, as i said previously Samboose, you can not generalise, as I have witnessed first hand how mean and dishonest some Kuwaitis are, however this does not give me the right to say that you drive slavery in Kuwait or does it?

samboose said...

Hellraiser, I agree with you. it's unfair to generalize about them. Some may be well rounded, educated, down to earth....etc.

But as a person who lived there it's different. It's like saying all New Yorkers are rude. Most Kuwaiti Drivers cut you off. There's a large percentage that have attitudes, stuck up and users.

No offense to the nice Lebanese, I did make friends but still.