August 25, 2006

From Damascus to Beirut

" Because of the closure of Beirut airport and the destruction of Lebanon's highway system by Israeli bombardment, I returned to Beirut from Damascus by bus on Friday, 18 August, 2006, traveling along Lebanon's byways. The slow journey took us through beautiful villages and small towns that most passengers would not have visited otherwise. Perhaps we need a calamity to remind us of what is often sacrificed in high-speed development".

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Posted by mehrdad at August 25, 2006 11:07 AM | Politics 2006 |