Jan 132012

This is something that Lebanese love to say to foreigner, something we learn in geography class since we are kids.
Now let’s see if this really the case.
First let’s pretend that the day is amazing and warm just after a nice storm that filled the slopes with fresh snow, so you can therotically do both.
If you live in beirut and you want to go to Faraya on the weekend even that it’s not that far distance wise, traffic will make it impossible to reach it in less than 2 hours.(unless you want to wake up at 6, but then the slopes don’t open before 8). You want at least a couple of hours to do ski then start the way down and what not. You would have lost money because there is no such thing as a half day fee.(only applies after 12).
You take the trip down and then you realise it’s fucking winter, no private beaches are open! Because of all illegal private beaches construction there is almost no public sandy beaches in Lebanon!!!! there are very very few, and usually very very badly maintained, trash everywhere and maybe some oil from the 2006 war.
So you look at yourself, and then you tell your foreigner friend next to you: oh theoretically we could.. but this and that, and the damn government , and the weather…
Your foreigner friend smiles and nods but in his mind says: Shut the fuck up, since I met you and you boast about Lebanon and that you could ski and swim on the same day… let’s go back to my hotel they have a heated indoor swimming pool you fuckstard…

 Posted by at 2:22 pm

  2 Responses to “Ski and Swim in the same day…”

  1. Yeahhhh!!! Well said! You either freeze your ass off at the beach, or break your neck in slochy snow. !!

  2. Having had to drag my lame self up to Faraya a number of times for something other than fun, I wonder where anyone gets the idea that anyone would really hang out at the beach, let alone swim at the day/time of year/whatever, as they went skiing.

    Anyone who says this is quietly and desperately screaming. And they need a damn job.

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