Sep 15, 2009
Yun Lee wanted to see the monasteries of Lebanon. I had no clue they even existed. We drove way into the mountains and found this friggin place. It was surrounded by what looked like beautiful green steps but were actually olive, Lemon, apple and every other kind of fruit tree. There were little churches hidden in caves on the site. Some quite large. I told Yun I was going to draw. She wondered off. Somehow Yun ended up being invited to a big luncheon banquet thrown by the monks. There was a long table with about 70 people. It was held in an old banquet hall. Yun said the food which was all made by the monks, was the best she had on the entire trip. I, of course, missed all of it because I was drawing. We also went to what was being called, the eighth wonder of the world. It was called Jeita Grotto. I didn't film this. It was something I found on Youtube. This doesn't do it justice. The grotto really was an amazing place.