We started the day early. Woke up at 9:00 am and headed to the Lebanese Embassy. It is located in a very nice area called “Dafneh”, very lushy with very nice villas around. Applying for the visa went very smoothly and didn’t take more than five minutes. I’m supposed to pick up my passport with the visa on it tomorrow at noon.

As for Jeff and his blue passport, well, he can pick up the visa from Beirut’s airport, no sweat.

After that we went to Landmark and had a very nice lunch at Pizza Express, a British Pizza chain that’s becoming one of Jeff’s favourite restaurants here. After lunch we did a quick bit of grocery shopping and headed back to the hotel.

We are very close to nailing down a very nice apartment. We discussed the final additions to the contract last night with our agent and — if all goes well — tomorrow we will sign the contract.

I’m planning to dedicate a whole journal on the apartment. I just wanna make sure it is all good before I spill the beans.

As to the rest of the day, it will be mostly chiling, reading and of course movies.