between Beyrouth and Damascus takes three hours by fast car
and consists entirely of crossing the Lebanon Mountains. Remember
the Cedars of Lebanon of the Bible.
it was a moonlit night so that we could see something. We climbed
steadily to 6000 feet around hairpin bends and winding mountain
roads. Below us Beyrouth lay ablaze with electric light and
were grim and forbidding though somewhat softened by the moonlight.
At the top of the pass they towered up above us to a height
of 11,000 feet. I cannot describe my feelings on that trip
they were too weird I only wish it had been in daylight.
We reached Damascus at 9.30 and were deposited at the Orient
Palace Hotel a truly magnificent structure with lofty
rooms and beautiful bathrooms.
----- Our Lord knew Damascus and here are the same asses as
He rode still being ridden in the same way.