Saturday, March 12, 2011

Surviving Lebanon - Unavoidable Tips - Part I

'If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere'
By "here" I mean Lebanon and not New York... Excuse me Sinatra and Jay-Z.
I decided to write some ‘unavoidable’ tips if anyone ever decided to survive Lebanon.
  1. First and typical tip: Don't watch, listen or read the news! Or you’ll be singing Roberta Flack’s ‘Killing me softly’ soon; I mean really soon!
  2. Don't panic when you see equipped soldiers or tanks on the road. That's normal. Surely not stable, but normal.
  3. You need to know and trust a doctor. It would be better if he's from your relatives, and more specifically, the relatives that you do not share any kind of property (Land, building, ...) with! Or you'll find yourself killed by a 'law abiding' doctor.
  4. You need to know and trust an auto mechanic. Or you will be changing the whole engine each time you go changing your car's engine oil.
  5. Never drive when you are already angry. keep a stress ball in your car.
I feel like I can write a whole novel about 'Surviving Lebanon'.
Feel free to comment and share your tips/ideas.


  1. the stress ball is highly recommended :p

  2. A car without a stress ball should be forbidden by the Lebanese law! :)