10 Struggles Of Living Outside Lebanon

Lebanese people are often quite excited to leave . However, there are many struggles Lebanese people have to deal with while living outside . We thought we’d shed some light on them so you can see that it’s not all fun and games here.

Struggles of living outside

#1 You have a hard time finding authentic Lebanese food

It’s like an episode of 

Dora the Explorer

… except it goes on for several seasons and you’ll never be able to find authentic Lebanese food like you do in .

#2 You miss out of experiences all 4 seasons of the years

Chances are you’re living in a country that is either too cold or too hot. There’s no moderation.

#3 You miss the taste of fruits

Fruits in are full of natural deliciousness.

#4 You slowly start realizing you have a hard time speaking Lebanese

You start forgetting Lebanese words so you randomly switch to English or French.

#5 Coming across another Lebanese person Scenario 1

When you walk by another Lebanese, you make eye contact, nod and keep walking

#6 Coming across another Lebanese person Scenario 2

You talk and instantly become best friends

#7 Coming across another Lebanese person Scenario 3

You talk and realize you are somehow related

#8 Getting asked when was the last time you “went down” to

Almost already the first question they ask.

#9 Having to explain to non-Lebanese people that there’s more to Lebanese cuisine than just hummus, tabouleh and shish taouk.

Seriously, there’s A LOT more!

#10 Having to explain to people how much Lebanese people like to add garlic to everything

We literally put it on everything… and it’s good!


#11 Having to explain 40 years of Lebanese history just to explain to them the current situation in Lebanon

“Well it goes back to the 70’s…”

#12 Keep trying to promote Lebanon to other people

They do need to realize it’s the best place on the planet, no?

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