Friday, February 5, 2010


Somewhere between Syria and Lebanon
Pics taken in the roads of Damascus

A Syrian proverb says : الصبر مفتاح الفرج*

Our one-day road trip to Syria was phenomenal, filled with encounters, adventures, snow and blocked roads!!
On our way back to Lebanon, our grumpy driver was about to U-turn and go back to Damascus because of the terrible weather.
We managed to convince him to drop us at least a couple of miles after the Lebanese border; Frustrated, he babbled a couple of words but kept driving.
We then got to Lebanon and realized the army had blocked the main road from the Bekaa to Beirut (meaning the fastest and safest way to go home was no longer a possibility).
At that point, the cab driver had definitely given up on us!!
But fortunately enough, Jack, our colleague in FTL and our savior, was able to meet us all the way to the West of Lebanon and we headed South together towards the village of Jezzine in order to go up again to Beirut!
All in all, instead of arriving at 6 pm as programmed, we arrived at 10, exhausted but joyful and relieved!
We were patient and it paid off.

It was day appreciated in every second and every mile.

الصبر مفتاح الفرج Patience is the key to relief *

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