Aside from the Arab Spring trauma I went through, which wasn’t really a war zone (discussed in a previous post), there’s only one other “war zone” I’ve been dead close to.
I was vacationing in Beirut during the 2006 Lebanon War. I was 20, and with my older cousin (she’s even more adventurous than I am). It was scary as shit (sorry for the language). Our hotel lost power, we could hear bombs, horrible experience.
This same cousin of mine, had an even worse wartime experience years before. She was in Kuwait City, working as an expat in a company there, when the Iraqis invaded in 1990. She was detained by Iraqi soldiers for two days, and managed to escape along with some other expats when she had the chance.
Have you been near or in a war zone? What was it like?