Texas in Beirut

The mountain village of  Bikfaya is at least 5,000 miles away from the Lone Star State…

But the stars shine bright down the beat-up sidewalk, just past the vegetable guy…

Ironically, “Texas International Real Estate” is housed in a building that may pre-date the state’s acceptance into the union in the late 1800s.

But foreign “international” titles are always a selling point in the imagination of Lebanese businessmen, no matter how irrelevant they may be to the local context.

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