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Journalist seeks housesit or guest house mid-July (Beirut)

I'm an American citizen journalist who will be traveling back to Iraq this August. I first visited Iraq 5 weeks before the US-led invasion and again a few months later, and have written extensively about the impacts of the war on average Iraqis. I'm now writing a book about my experiences.

I am looking for a guest house or a housesit in Beirut that I can use as a base to travel back and forth to Baghdad. I'm 52, an experienced housesitter, respectful and low-impact, and I have a little bit of a budget. Because I'll be doing interviews via Skype back to the States late at night, I wouldn't make a good house guest. I'm looking for something that would provide a bit more independence and privacy.

I'll be traveling to Beirut around July 19 and leaving around Sept 2; my dates are flexible depending on housing. I'll be coming from London where I will have participated in Hostile Environment Training for reporters.

Any ideas? I really appreciate your help!

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Kelly Hayes-Raitt
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