28.03.2007 - 28.03.2007
Well what an experience. The taxi driver told us that it would only cost us 50 Syrian pounds each to get to Tripoli from the other side of the border crossing. Well we went through Syria fine then had to contend with at least 30 taxi drivers that couldn't speak a word of English trying to give us a ride to Tripoli for more than it was worth. They must have thought we were idiots but we weren’t going to buy it. Cat and I ended up walking the 1.5km to the Lebanese passport control and by the time we got sorted out we found one the taxi drivers that was prepared to take us for the amount we were offering. We got the border control officers to translate where we were going and off we went in his rickety old Mercedes. By the way in Lebanon all the taxis are very old Mercedes Benz's.