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Inspiration for where to travel with children

Beirut: planetarium with the Al-Amin Mosque in the background.

The Corniche in Beirut

This is Beirut. Beirut. Soon after I left Belfast in 1991 I met a guy in a bar. Both avid travelers, we talked about where we wanted to go next. “Beirut”, I said, “in Belfast I learned that people live lives and the media writes stories mainly to make money. The difference between those realities Read the Rest…

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At the UNHCR offices in Beirut

There are easily 200 Syrian refugees waiting in the yard opposite the UNHCR offices in Beirut. Maybe 300. Men, women, children, so many children. Old people, young people. Couples, extended family groups. Waiting to register. Waiting to ask about their registration, looking for information. The space is maybe 80ft by 40ft. A building lot without Read the Rest…

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The Room Next Door in Beirut

“I need a shower badly” I said to my friend Karin, “but I just want to take a quick photo of your view”. “My little slice of Beirut, eh?” We laughed as I stepped back from the balcony into the simple hostel room that has been her home for the past three months. I surveyed Read the Rest…

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