A Return to the Middle East / by Maranie Staab

pittsburgh --> atlanta --> paris --> beirut. 
thankful and so happy to be returning to the middle east -- in lebanon ill be working with a pittsburgh-based refugee resettlement ngo before moving on to iraqi kurdistan and ultimately athens. ill be posting images and updates as is possible over the course of the next 5 weeks -- please follow along. 
as someone who often finds inspiration in a good quote i recently came upon this one and thought it particularly relevant to this trip -- and the current political climate. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou