May 31st, 2020
Lufthansa had a flight, today, to repatriate Americans to the US. Although I am not an American, I was able to get a seat. So, I’m writing from Gate 21 at Beirut airport which, as you can imagine, is deserted. All shops, cafes, and restaurants are closed.
From here I go to Frankfurt where I will spend the night at the airport Hotel. Tomorrow, if all goes well, I will board a United Airlines flight bound to Washington DC.
And from Washington DC, at some point, not too far into the future, I will fly to St Martin…
I just got an e-mail from Natalia. Starting tomorrow, the curfew will begin at midnight. Most businesses are allowed to operate, restaurants at 50%. A vast improvement, though I’m not going to enjoy it.
The first picture was taken last weekend in Batroun. We spent two nights in a B&B, lost in the mountains. The second, our last dinner at home. I will miss Natalia very much.