Baal was a sun god. When the Romans took over Lebanon, Baal became Jupiter. Baalbek was renamed Heliopolis (City of the Sun.) and Lebanon sure has a lot of sun.

Alternative sources like solar and wind power can help solve Lebanon's energy problems and this blog explores these sustainable alternatives.

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Tea in the Sahara

By the time we arrived to the desert, it was dark, but I knew exactly what we'd feel in the morning. It would be like the first time I went to the Alps in Switzerland. We had arrived by train at night, and the town of Interlaken was surrounded by blackness. We knew the mountains were there; we just couldn't see them. When we woke up in the morning ...

Dec 8, 2016, 5:00 PM
 
Atlas traveling at last

We left Midelt facing another four hours of travel through desert and the Middle Atlas Mountains. I often felt like I was traveling through southwestern USA. I had wondered if there were anything like the mesa lands and the Grand Canyon. Now I know there is. I am sorry I couldn't capture it using my phone video camera through a window that...

Dec 7, 2016, 5:00 PM
 
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Dec 6, 2016, 5:00 PM
 

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