Van express, OK, those were for coffee along the corniche. But there were other vans as well, selling everything and anything. We still have them in villages - Faysal for the groceries, Charles for a different kind of groceries, heck, even Estphan for the t-shirts... And the crazy shop there? (notice the cell phone number instead of the licence plate) sells beach stuff on seasonal basis. Towels, straw hats, floaters, you name it... A dying breed in the world of over-homogenized malls. Oh and it's in Jounieh if you want to know, on the way to the teleferique.