Destinations, Lebanon

22 Moments in Lebanon: A Preview in Pictures

August 7, 2012

Touchdown, Beirut. Three weeks. Memories and impressions, new friends, new lessons, new adventures. Old ruins, old scars, old themes…

I’ve found myself struggling to put words to time, stewing over posts, stringing words and sorting photos. Here’s a preview in the meantime…a little taste of our life in Lebanon.

Twenty-two moments as seen through my busted but trusty iPhone lens:

First full day in the country: Whisked Off to the Lazy B.

Rooftop BBQ with Lindsay, Samantha, and Jodi.

Soon-to-be-legendary 961 beer front and center.
{Legend: Brewery Visit with Wade & Baby Jane}

Temporary Home-Sweet-Home
At Jodi’s Place.

Cherry Pavlova {Sunday Open House}

Lebanese Cooking Lessons at Tawlet.

 Skyline Views.

Plant-Sitting. New Favorite Job-on-the-Road.

New Favorite Store…a.k.a., I Wish for a Bigger Backpack.

Traveling Mercies.

Juicy Tomatoes & Ted’s Sandwich Skills.

Exploring the Qadisha Valley with Jimmy & Madeleine.

Homemade Everything at the Hasroun Guest House.

Tannourine Reserve: Watercolor Memories
{Cedars of Lebanon}

The Same, But Different.

Lavender and Lemon Trees: Tending Jodi’s Garden

Ted Finds Coffee.

Takeaway Ice Cream from Bliss Street.

Airing Dirty Laundry.

Chateau Khoury: Bekaa Valley Wine
{Syrian & Israeli borders off in the distance}

Crescent Moons and Calls to Prayer.

 New Glimpses; Eyes Changed.

Full stories to come.

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  • Reply annette mangle August 8, 2012 at 2:00 am

    What great photos! You have such an eye for interesting and intriguing scenes. I think a book is needed when you return home..

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians August 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      At this rate, a book will be the only way to get stories out! I have such a backlog ; )

      I love being able to capture little pictures of the world. It’s so, so beautiful. The fantastic and the mundane, both. It’s all about the way you look at it…

      Hugs to you! xx

  • Reply Lindsay August 8, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Lovely! Can’t wait to see more :)

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians August 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      I’ve been thinking of you every time I run out of time to get a new post up ; ) I’ll have to send you a custom tweet alerting you when it goes live. Hah… : )

  • Reply Stephanie - The Travel Chica August 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Good to see that much of your time in Lebanon was focused on food. Looking forward to more!

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians August 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      Oh, the food. The Food. THE FOOD!!!

      So delicious. Stay tuned for the post about cooking school at Tawlet, too. I can’t wait to try the recipes again in my Oregon kitchen.

  • Reply Bobbi Lee Hitchon August 9, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Love this post. Look like you had a beautiful trip there. I’m eager to see and read more!

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians August 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Thanks, Bobbi! Lebanon was just gorgeous. Crazy and chaotic, too, and rough around the edges and sketchy and unpredictable, but also full of beautiful people and flavors and colors and past times…

  • Reply Jennifer August 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Good burgers are hard to come by in Italy and your photo of that burger has me drooling!

    And I want to hear more about this plant sitting!

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians August 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

      Mm, hmm. It had been ages since a good, juicy burger. Ted got a chance to stand at the grill, we smothered the buns in veggies and ketchup and all of the fixings…and the 961 beer made the meal.

    What say you?