B.C. Ruins & Hezbollah Gunfire!
Trip Start Dec 23, 2007
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Of course I could go on with the history lesson, but the more interesting aspect of my visit was that while I was strolling the grounds, machine gun fire resonated close by...followed by artillery shelling! It seems that about 1 kilometer away Hezbollah (Party of God) was fighting insurgents of some sort. As the gunfire intensified, I settled myself inside the ruins with their almost 2 feet thick walls and waited for the noise to die down with 2 Frenchmen who were stuck in Lebanon due to volcanic ash. So we discussed the nice things in life - war, natural disasters, the Reckoning - and went our ways once the war zone relaxed a bit! Fun, fun, fun in Lebanon! :)