My common perception of most capital cities is that they, to use a cliché, never sleep. In Beirut, Lebanon this is not so, due to a shortage of electricity. The Lebanese have a reputation of getting through tough times by partying and it’s probably true to an extent. In spite of all the problems in Beirut, the night life remains great and it manages to put a happy plaster over existing problems. I have been visiting and at times living in Beirut for the past three years. At the beginning I was taken over by the nightlife and many of...
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