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“Don’t go there in the evening”, said the soldier, “fi teznikh”. He was standing at the entrance of the army base in al-Dalia, watching the people go in and out. I asked him if there were any restrictions on visiting this lovely place, he said I was welcome anytime but warned me of guys who would try to pick up girls in the evening. I had seen al-Dalia a hundred times from Rawche but never walked down. Once there, you can’t but fall in love with the charming port that reminded me of Byblos (my post here) and the vast rocks that look and feel like Enfe (post here). Dalia literally stands in Rawche’s shadow.  How many tourists have walked past the pigeon’s rock, how many pictures were taken in front of it. You would normally never guess what other treasure is hidden only a few steps further. Unless you heard and read about the bulldozers threatening it (read here). So hurry up and visit and maybe take a boat tour to Manara!

What it looks like from Rawche…

..and what it really is. Here the fishermen’s port.

Baby and me
My sleeping companion and me.

Rawche from a new perspective.

A romantic sunset.


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