In April, 2018 I returned to Beirut, Lebanon. My last visit was during the summer of 2006, as an undergraduate student. As many people know, I was caught in the 2006 war (which inevitably shaped me and my research interests as an human/artist/scholar) and was evacuated from Lebanon to Cyprus. Beirut had made a tremendous impact on me and I had always dreamed of returning. Finally, this year, I had the opportunity to attend the al-Andalus and Latin America conference at the American University of Beirut where I presented a paper on Palestinian Theatre in Portugal and Chile (in addition to the connections between theatre traditions and audiences in the Arab World and Latin America). This brought me back to Beirut, the city that has always been part of my heart.