Photo Friday: Birthday Guest

Birthday Guest

In Beirut everything is done with flare – even birthdays. While I was volunteering there I was showered with attention from the Lebanese and their ‘guest culture’.

However, nothing prepared me for the attention I received on my birthday. My host family threw me a party and invited family and friends; people who I had just briefly met in the short time I had been staying in Lebanon via GeoVisions. Not only did they provide fireworks, but each of them gave me presents. It was as if I had known them all for 12 years, not 12 days.

You can follow more of Sherry’s adventures in the Middle East through her Volunteer Chronicles.

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3 Comments on "Photo Friday: Birthday Guest"

  1. Patricia GW on Fri, 25th Mar 2011 9:15 am 

    How kind of them! What a great way to feel loved on your birthday 🙂

  2. Debbie Beardsley on Fri, 25th Mar 2011 6:44 pm 

    Wow, fireworks on your birthday cake! Every child I know would have loved this.

  3. MeetPlanGo on Fri, 1st Apr 2011 7:53 am 

    Yes – it was a bit surprising when this guy walked through the door! At least they didn’t put 41 sparklers on it! 🙂

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