Got up to a place called the Jeitta grotto. The Jeitta grotto is an impossibly huge and beautiful series of limestone caves in the north of Lebanon. Actually it’s one big cave but you have to visit it in two parts. The first is a massive cave complex that winds its way deep into the mountain. The second is much lower and has to be explored along an underground river in small electric boats. Very cool and extremely beautiful. The stalactites, stalagmites and associated limestone art are the most amazing I have ever seen anywhere. To give you an idea of how grandiose and extensive the caves are they make the limestone caves at Waitomo seem like a small hole dug in the dirt in your backyard. sorry Kiwis. In typical Lebanese fashion they have completely over done the whole place in order to justify the extortionate entrance fee. The unnecessary perks include a cable card ride that saves you a five minute walk up a gentle slope and a road train that saves you two two minute walks back down the same slope. Personally I’d rather do the walks and save the money but that’s because I am a broke bastard.
Have spent the day walking around Beirut and have decided to go on record and say that the women in Lebanon (but especially Beirut) are the most beautiful women in the world. I’m going to clarify that last comment to make sure that there absolutely no room for error and that we are all on exactly the same wavelength here. On average, Lebanese women are undeniably the most stunning drop dead gorgeous collection of babes that this planet has ever seen. And it’s not just one or two absolute stunners who are dragging up the average. It’s loads of them. Loads I tell you. In an entirely unrelated matter I have completely overstayed my transit visa and am an illegal overstayer as of last night.