Every summer, thousands of people fly over to Lebanon to experience the vibrant nightlife consisting of both Arabic and English entertainment. With the world’s biggest artists and DJ’s, the country’s reputation booms as one of the entertainment hotspots of the world.
This is an interesting thought, as it gives young Lebanese Australians a
chance to establish and maintain a connection with their cultural
background, and also provides an opportunity for the Lebanese Diaspora all
over the world to connect, creating a global community.
It’s not always easy for me to explain why I left Lebanon. I usually lie, by omission that is. I talk about my education, my career, the experience of living in a different culture… And while that all may be true, it overlooks the painful truth that I had come to terms with abandoning my own beliefs: I thought that we could fix this country.