02.08.2010 38 °C
It's been a while since I have written something. I guess I am trying to avoid the computer as much as possible since I am on vacation. I don't want to be too attached, you know?
Well it has been about 2 weeks since we have been here. I am enjoying myself a lot. There is always something to do and something new to see and experience. But I have to admit, I really miss America. I miss my bed, my family, my parents, my routine. It is easy to go away for a week because it doesn't feel too long, but then after two weeks I start to miss things. Maybe week 3 I will start to adapt.
Lebanon is a very interesting country. The electricity is driving me crazy. It goes off most of the time which is so frustrating. I know Serge wrote about it, but seriously it is terrible. There is a lot of political aspects that go into this that would surprise you. However, it is another area I am not going to write about here to avoid hurting people. If you are interested we can talk about it when I get back...
I am enjoying spending time with my family. Especially my grandpa. He is such an interesting guy with so much experience. Since we don't go to Lebanon that often I have not been able to learn from him as much as I would like. So I am spending as much time as I can with him to learn from him. One of my uncles is the same. He is very calm, wise, and well-ready in the Bible. It is wonderful to be able to have those kinds of people in the family.
This weekend we went to our home village, Mazmoora. It is a village of 300 people!!! hehe... I love it. Everyone there is a relative. No matter who we met there was some connection. The majority have the last name Rouhana. It was great. There was a party that we went to sat. night to support the church. It was great, we had a good time. But of course the electricity went out for about 10 min and then came back.
We got to sleep in a house that is around 100 years old. It is nice because the way it was built keeps the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. We slept there without A/C and did not feel hot.
The ice cream here is amazing!!!! I cannot even explain how good it is. In the states fruit flavored ice cream tastes like ice, but here the flavor is so strong. I love it!!!!
Lebanon has the potential to be one of the most amazing countries in the world. It is sad that it is not being taken care of. There are so many small things that need to be changed in order to improve the conditions.
We will be going to Zahle tomorrow and spending 3 days there. Everyone says it is a beautiful place to see. We will write about it when we get back.
I have been uploading the pics as often as I can. But because the connection is slow I can't add caption to explain what we are doing. When I get back to the states, or if the connection gets better, I will explain the pictures.
Hope you are doing good, wherever you are...