And to make things worse, Betty isn't here anymore!
Thankfully, Klaudia has been really there for us all day, even taking on us on a short foraging expedition that proved to be hugely fun and instructive. All we did was walk some 200 meters along an small asphalt road within Saidoun, and we came across almost 20 interesting wild plant and tree species, both medicinal and edible ones! Combining the invaluable local plants savvy of Bassam Khawand and the impressive encyclopedic knowledge of Tony Chahine with Klaudia's herbal lore was quite a treat, and we had the opportunity to put some of this into practice: 4 days ago, Joey Khoury had been playing too close to some beehives and one bee had stung him in the calf and caused him a serious inflammation. A commercial treatment didn't do a thing to improve Joey's condition, but as soon as he followed Klaudia'a recommendation to chew some plantain and apply its juices on the sting area, the red swelling started subsiding!
We have to complete our designs and presentations tomorrow! So we'll talk later.
Wish us luck.