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Good Night Beirut...See You Soon...

Hello again!

 I'm still in Beirut :), but unfortunately, I'm leaving tomorrow....

Today was a great day, I woke up around 10am, and after having a light breakfast at the hotel, I went out shopping.....again. I came to the realization that I should not be left alone or unattended with a credit card...I could really do some damage to my bank account Lol.

I walked around, got some coffee and continued my window & actual shopping...I really love the stores in Beirut...so many places, so many fashionable items.

A few hours later, I returned to my hotel room to relax from all the walking, before meeting my friends.

I finally got to see my friends...I haven't seen them since September and I've missed them sooooo much!

We went out for dinner to Lord of the Wings, then we went to a desserts place called 'Nutellisimo'...which serves delicious desserts all made out of Nutella! We had an amazing time, laughed so hard, and just had fun. I really needed a night like toni…

Hello From Beirut

Good evening everyone...It's 8pm in Beirut, and I'm sitting in one of the coffee shops close to my hotel, having dinner...

I woke up at 10am this morning after a good night's sleep, and took my time getting ready for my first official vacation day in 2013. Around 11am, I went to one of my favorite breakfast spots in Beirut, Ristretto Cafe. I ordered the 'Hungry Pete', which is basically scrambled eggs, hash browns, toast (and a side order of bacon), and pancakes. I also had orange juice alongside the 'Hungry Pete'.
After finishing breakfast, I decided to go to the most beautiful place on Earth, my university...the American University of Beirut. The moment I stepped through the gate, I felt at home. AUB was my home for 4 years, ever since I entered as a freshman 9 years ago... I went to the bookstore and got myself the latest issue of InStyle magazine, to keep me entertained, and walked all over campus.  I found a bench overlooking the Mediterranean sea, and…

Good Night Beirut

Hello again from Beirut!

It's been such a loooong day, especially since I haven't slept well (or at all) last night...

So, I went to my meeting, which turned out to be at 12pm, and by the time I arrived back to the hotel it was almost 7pm..but I didn't get to relax immediately :(
In the meeting they requested some changes to be made on certain plans and stuff, so not wanting to work during my 'vacation', I went back to the hotel, got on my laptop, did what was required and sent it back immediately, with my client sitting next to me inn hotel lobby...Lol.

There was also an assessment between us and the client to talk about what problems we're facing...and my mind went blank. There were so many things I wanted to say, but the head of the department was heading out and only had a few minutes...and I didn't get to say everything :( ... I seriously think my boss will kill me when I get back to the office next week....I should probably quit my job now and stay in…

Good Morning From Beirut :)

Good Morning from Beirut! It's a lovely sunny morning and I'm awake before it's 9am!
Yes I'm awake...because I couldn't sleep...I'm supposed to have a meeting with a client today, and ever since I landed at the airport yesterday, I've been trying to contact my client to find out what time the meeting is...but with no such luck. My texts were not getting through...

So I woke up at every single hour during the night, until I finally gave up and got out of bed at 7am.
An hour later, my client texts me that the meeting is at 11am...so here I am, dressed, sitting in a cafe across the street from my hotel, enjoying a hot mocha and a delicious piece of raspberry cheesecake.

Stay tuned for more updates from Beirut!