American University of Beirut

Lebanon is a paradox! Earlier this month, I spent a week in Beirut re-acquainting myself with the local colours, tastes and cultures of this vibrantly eclectic city! And by tastes and colours I do not merely mean the souks, foods and galleries, or for that matter its politics and religions. I also mean the opinions of ordinary people.
Dye illegally dumped by a factory is apparently responsible for turning the Beirut River an eerie shade of blood red. An