Let’s have a walk in the suburbs of Beirut.
Nicola and me went on a walk to a district behind the ABC mall in Achrafieh. Don’t ask me, how it’s called. I got totally lost.
We started with a coffee and fresh orange juice. Charming little district. Even if it looked like a poor area, all the people have been so nice to us.
Obviously, it was a christian area.
It had dozens of little shops and little markets with fresh fruits and good coffee.
And lots of cats.
Due to the fact, that Beirut is quiet mountained, the districed was nerved with huge stairs. If anyone ever wants to make an urban downhill race: come here.
It’s amazing, that you’ll find here even in the most shabby building some official organisations and offices. Lebanese association of univiersity women. I’d like to see that place from inside.
A view over the city, go get an impression of that district.
People seem to have a strong faith here. You can find everywhere religious symbols. Trust me. Everywhere.
Even here, they built some little shrines with pictures of what they believe in.
But I had the heavy feeling to be in a Favela in Rio. Humidity was at least 90 percent with 35 degrees of celsius. After 10 meters of walking, you started to become totally exhausted and sweaty. I was glad, that these little shops offered us fresh pressed orange juice. The best gift of the day.
We continued our walk, down to the parking lot. Perfect tour for a biking trip, I guess.
I want one.
This is a good example, of how you can imagine the whole district here. Dozens of cars in little streets, balconies, antennas and cables and stairs full of cats.