My niece Sarah is living in Lebanon for the next year or so. She got all settled in just in time for the big Lebanese Thanksgiving tradition. As she observes
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I will probably go to my friend Amal’s house to eat tabbouleh and baba ganoush, just like the Pilgrims did.
I know all this because she is taking part in what appears to be a growing family tradition (see A town called Tambo) of keeping a travel blog. Sarah’s is called Home and Away. There’s only one entry so far, but it’s off to a good start: a top ten list of things she’s learned about Lebanon so far. Based on number 8, I’m thinking she may soon grow a mustache in order to fit in.
Travel blogs are great things. Everybody gets to keep up with what you’re doing, and you don’t have to write so many postcards (or pretend like you didn’t have the time to buy stamps at the local post office).