I got an invite earlier this week to attend a Lebanese Day* festival with the Ambassador and a few others from the Embassy. The event was thrown by the Honorary Consul from Lebanon at his beautiful home. Besides the Ambassador and his wife, the two political officers, one of their husbands, and the new intern (who has actually arrived more recently than me).
The event was held at the Honorary Consul's home, which was absolutely gorgeous. The event was outside on his large tiled veranda, which was surrounded by a beautiful stone wall. The interior of the house was even more amazing. Tons of mahogany with a warm, inviting, Mediterranean feel.
All in all, I had a fabulous time. I got to meet a few interesting people in Belize. I got to know a few of my co-workers a bit better. I discovered that I could happily work in Beirut - at least as far as eating goes.
*I don't think today was any kind of Lebanese holiday or anything. I'm not sure why they were calling it Lebanese day.