In Lebanon there was an inordinate amount of gun shops, lingerie shops, and balloon shops. Everywhere I went this strange set of products were sold everywhere. Granted – I never saw a gun shop next to a lingerie shop – but it wouldn’t have surprised me if I did!
There was an abundance of mechanic shops all over Jordan and Lebanon. In fact I wondered how they even had enough cars to provide business to all of these shops. There were whole streets and small towns dedicated to mechanical repairs. They were dirty and greasy and always an engine sitting outside in some sort of repair.
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