Lebanese people are often quite excited to leave Lebanon. However, there are many struggles Lebanese people have to deal with while living outside Lebanon. 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 Lebanon
#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 Lebanon.
#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 Lebanon 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 Lebanon
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?
Our team works tirelessly to ensure Lebanese people have a reliable alternative to the politically-backed media outlets with their heavily-funded and dangerous propaganda machines. We've been detained, faced nonstop cyber attacks, censorship, attempted kidnapping, physical intimidation, and frivolous lawsuits draining our resources. Financial support from our readers keeps us fighting on your behalf. If you are financially able, please consider supporting The961's work. Support The961. Make a contribution now.