Posted by: sean | July 15, 2006

Last night on Bliss Street

I meant to post this last night, but I was too tired. This is a picture of Bliss Street, the main drag for students at the American University of Beirut in Hamra. On Friday and Saturday nights, it is usually packed with young people having food at the local diners Zataar wa Zeit (Zataar and Oil) and B to B (Breakfast to Breakfast) after a night of dancing.

To give you an idea of how things have slowed down here, there was no one there last night, and no cars either:



  1. Hi – I found your blog randomly on blogspot. I’m glad I did because for the past three days I’ve enjoyed reading your updates. You give a far better image of what things are like in Beirut right now than any of the major international media outlets do. I appreciate it because I am a recent political science grad, I have a few friends in Lebanon and Syria right now, and overall I’m concerned for the state of the region right now and my concern surpasses that which the media adequately covers. Please stay safe and thanks for this blog!

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