I hope you’re all having a lovely day/night.
Last year in June, I posted the first part of this post. I thought I’d share with you all my experiences of Lebanon, since I’ve been here, and what I’ve learnt.
- When you go out for lunch, you’ll most probably end up staying an extra 30 minutes just to decide who’s gonna pay the check.
- Speaking of time, some Lebanese people say they need five minutes, when in reality they need 20+ minutes.
- When they tell you “they left the house and are on their way”, they really are still at home getting dressed.
- When we hear some famous person is part Lebanese or likes Lebanese food or anything Lebanese, we become 120% proud of being Lebanese even though we were cursing Lebanon a few seconds ago.
- Speaking of curse words, there are many curse words that also sound like sexual words.
- Some men can’t get married if they don’t have a house ready.
- Some women swear their blonde hair is real, even though they’ve probably paid every pay check for their hairdressers and hair dyes.
- You can literally drive all around Lebanon in one day.
- Even though there’s a huge variety of places to go, there still aren’t enough places.
- Religious events are always spent with families. The more families, the better.
- If you own an iPhone, you’re suddenly rich.
- Some women have nearly every Turkish episode memorised.
- Speaking of Turkish episodes, there was a phase once where many wives decided to divorce their husbands because the husbands weren’t ‘Muhannad’. FYI, Muhannad was this very handsome and romantic male character (according to opinions).
- Some Lebanese people still don’t understand that there are homosexuals and bisexuals out there.
- “Why would anyone want to travel away from Lebanon?”, they ask.
- Having said that, “why wouldn’t you want to get away from Lebanon?”
- Traffic is literally everywhere, for no apparent reason. The cars suddenly disappear after a while.
- Nearly every guy’s name is either Mohamad or Elie.
- You have to be part of a political party. Even if you swear you aren’t, no one would believe you.
- Some women get plastic surgery everywhere. Everywhere.
I know that there a bunch more things I’ve learnt about Lebanon since moving, but these are just a few I thought I’d share!
—-> Please notice I have said ‘some Lebanese people’, because not every family is the same, and not every person acts the same. This was also written without offence intended to anyone.
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Until next time,