Under the sun

August 30, 2013

Yesterday, amidst all the uncertainty about a possible coming US-led strike on Syria, I went with my sweet (the best!) colleagues Alison and Alia to speak to people who are leaving Syria for Lebanon. Each week, thousands of people make the journey across the mountain range that separates the two...

In between two mountains in the Bekaa

October 16, 2012

If you’re a reader of Denmark’s Politiken or Finland’s Hufvudstadsbladet, you’ll soon read a report I wrote about hashish production in Lebanon. Together with Karim Mostafa (who took these pictures), I visited the hashish-producing village Yammouneh a few weeks back. Half an hour’s drive from the Roman ruins in...

Along the road in the Bekaa

October 10, 2012

Karim and I were driving in the Bekaa when we saw something. On the right side of the road, next to the big, rectangular tents that house Syrian families coming to work in the fields in Lebanon: a clothesline dancing in the wind. There was something with the colorful...