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Old Dec 8, 2010, 6:08 AM   #11
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If anyone does go, then they really need their own transport, rent a car or something as the country is long and thin, so relying on busses/taxi's will take it's toll on you very quickly, it can take a while to get to the big places worth seeing. It's very cheap there, so you need very little money if you are sensible about where you eat. If you stay in the main cities and larger towns there is almost no language barrier, most people (especially the younger generation, 30's and below) speak fluent English and French on top of Lebanese Arabic. It's only when you get out into the wilds that you will have trouble finding places on your own. If you can rent a satnav or something though it won't be an issue.

Glad people liked them, I am keen to go back, and as it's so blooming cold in this country at the moment the weather there (22-28C and not a cloud in the sky) was perfect.
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Hey, Ash.
I love these!
I'll comment on them more later soon as I get a chance.
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Old Dec 8, 2010, 4:34 PM   #13
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Truly amazing series of images - so much soul & mood. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Old Dec 8, 2010, 7:49 PM   #14
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Very nice.

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Old Dec 8, 2010, 11:06 PM   #15
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Wonderful shots! My sister was there over the summer for a wedding (visited Syria one day also). She was going to take my K100, but decided it would be too much weight and she ended up with a (not very good) point and shoot. The pictures were really amazing, the country is awesome and she had a really outstanding time, made some friends that she's been keeping up with. She also highly recommended the country as a place to visit.
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Old Dec 9, 2010, 3:29 AM   #16
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Thanks all!

Yeah it's definitely worth visiting, it's such a mish-mash of old and new there's something for everyone, and if you don't like the food, there's always McDonalds, Pizza Hut, etc, even there you can't escape from western junk food lol.

I picked up the film from the photo lab last night and processed the first 2 images, but the photo lab scratched the hell out of the negatives, so they are going to take quite a bit of work, and they just went with the default auto-process settings on the machine so they need some heavy colour/contrast correcting. I uploaded the first 2 to my Flickr page if anyone wants to see them before I finish the rest and make another post.
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.... shame so many people dismiss it as a place to visit.
Photo #4 above would have that effect on many travelers. However having traveled to Israel, Egypt, and Azerbaijan I have found this part of the world to be fascinating and the artistic way you have captured it is so well done.

I'm anxious to see more.

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Old Nov 28, 2011, 2:28 PM   #19
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Wow, blast from the past, thanks both!

I have more photo's but going through them is a bit of a sore subject, I will upload more at some point, but it won't be for a while.
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