The rains have started. Finally. It seems we’re a little late on the rains this year, although I remember last year’s Halloween to be a bright and shiny day as well.
I like rain. We Northerners do. The locals do not greatly care for it, but I like the rains. There is, of course, always the instant worry that, while you’re not at home, something floods. Rains here are not like rains in Holland. In Holland, we’re experts at ‘motregen’; constant drizzle. In Lebanon, what should fall in two weeks time, in general comes down in like a 20-minute ‘down pour’. When it rains like this, somehow it makes Beirut look like a real city.