Posted by: sean | July 9, 2006

Skinny dipping in Hezbollah land

I spent Friday night and Saturday morning in a small oasis. A friend of a friend’s parents own a beautiful house in the Shi’ite town Nabatiya. Driving into town, the streets were lined with pictures of Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah flags and pictures of Lebanese Shi’a martyrs. The Party of God’s merchandise was on sale, including flags and t-shirts and even a kite.

But we were insulated from all this within the confines of a luxurious house, where we swam and drank mixed drinks to the sound of the evening call to prayer. Unfortunately, we had to leave early on Saturday morning, so I wasn’t really able to explore the South, but I will return soon enough.


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