Monday, January 03, 2011

The things we take for granted

No need to really elaborate on the subject, I guess we all take things for granted all the time, a couple of examples from the top of my head are:
  • Water
  • Loved ones
  • Health
  • Toothpaste
  • ...
In addition to that list, there are the historical or natural or significant monuments in our own country. I remember when I visited my cousin in Los Angeles, knowing that she had lived there all her life, it turned out that she had never seen the Hollywood sign, we couldn't even find it! So I ended up not seeing it as well. And consequently, I had to take a photo with a big fake giant photo of the sign instead.

Raouche Rocks - June 2010 - Photo taken by me
Now let's come back to Lebanon, so I want to confess that 2010 was the year when I saw the famous Raouche Rocks for the first time in my life (and I have lived here all my life). Yes! Believe it. And I only live 15 minutes away from it, and I have passed in that neighborhood at least 50 times. How weird is that?

So, is there anything in Lebanon you haven't seen? Maybe you should! I know the Lebanese-Israeli border are on my list, but I will make sure not to mess with any tree there!


  1. Take me to the border with you! That's one place I didn't go with my family! We can stop by the byzantize sarcophagus in Tyr, the old Souk in Saida, and the banana field in Tyr as well..let's do it! :D

  2. A few months ago, I passed the Rock with someone who has lived here their whole life, and they mentioned it was the 1st time they see it, and also wasn't even aware of its name. I was absolutely shocked, to the point of not believing them. As someone who has only been here a year, I couldn't wrap my head around that fact, as it is quite unique and one of the world-renowned symbols of Beirut.

  3. Dani! will do!

    Anonymous, well not knowing its name is a bit too awkward!