Be a foreigner in Your Own Country

It just touches me deeply when I see non-native residents of Lebanon getting so attached to my country and my culture. It is wonderful to watch them appreciate the little things that are particular to us, but then again it is sad that every other Lebanese citizen is trying to be a replicate of those same foreigners on his own land, letting the opportunity of cherishing one’s own culture slip away.

Sietske is a Dutch lady who came to Beirut as a journalist with a plan to stay for 3 months; some 20 years later she is still here writing beautiful words and catching gorgeous moments on her blog about Beirut.

Maybe it’s not a bad idea at all if we make a trip to our own country exploring and digging for the essence of our culture once again just as we would when we travel the world.






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