Tag Archives: Bekaa Valley

Friday Photo – Taxi Driver, Lebanon

I have recently published a series of posts showing my top twenty travel photos. This one was very unfortunate not to make it. It comes from a superb year 2000 independent tour of Lebanon. We hired this guy to take us from Beirut and through the scenic Bekaa Valley to the Roman site (and Hezbollah […]

In The Lebanon – Part One

Whilst growing up, Lebanon was synonymous with the civil war which divided Beirut into East & West sections, Druze militia, Hezbollah and kidnappings. The Human League famously sang, “who will have won, when the soldiers have gone, in the Lebanon?” Well I won’t debate the answer to that one, but peace was restored in 1990. […]

Friday Photo – 8

This photo was taken in May 2000 in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. We had hired the taxi driver to take us from Beirut to the Roman ruins at Baalbek and the Umayyad ruins of Anjar. The driver amused us all day by constantly wiggling his little finger in his right ear, presumably due to an itch. At times […]