Travel Blogs from Beirut, Lebanon

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Beirut: the original

Beirut: the original "Paris of the Middle East"

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... Christians, so I guess Friday and Sunday are pretty much quiet in the souk. The first thing that really stood out upon entering Lebanon was the number of soldiers with large rifles and burned out vehicles.  But then again, it was only in 2007 that ...

Baalbek beers and Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Baalbek beers and Beirut

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... in the morning and we were off for another fun day of border crossing, sight seeing, border crossing. First border crossing, into Lebanon, stuck for thirty minutes, and then we were off. The first stop was Baalbek. Here is the only Roman ceiling left in ...

Beirut Cont'd, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Beirut Cont'd

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... After free breakfast at the Crowne Plaza, took a service taxi to downtown for 2,000 pounds. Today was the independence day for Lebanon. I had caught glimpse of it on TV. However, the celebrations were over by the time Diana and I got to Downtown. ...

Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Beirut

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... . Enormous amounts of French and American funds have been pumped into this country, once again, with the hope of preventing Lebanon from falling into the "Axis of Evil". Numerous French and American brands are present here, all the way from fastfood ...

Beirut Cont'd, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Beirut Cont'd

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... and its building have more of an oriental touch. I would expect Jordan's GDP per capita to be between those of Syria and Lebanon, but it's equal to Syria's. Apparently, Syria's output is much larger than what meets the eye. What a difference oil ...

Thursday night in downtown Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Thursday night in downtown Beirut

A travel blog entry by chris_lebanon

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... that live in Beirut so I can meet them beginning with his first cousin Antoine Rabbat. So all is well...having fun and discovering Lebanon.  It seems as though I messed up the picture loading.  I am trying to fix it.  Hopefully I'll be ...

Balbaak, Zehle and more!, Beruit, Lebanon travel blog

Balbaak, Zehle and more!

A travel blog entry by chris_lebanon

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Hi all, Last I posted I was headed back to Nounou's house for dinner and it was a delicios spread of traditional Lebanese food.  Funny thing was auntie Nounou assumed I didn't know the food but of course I knew it all!  My mom makes all of them ...

24 hours later...I am here!, Beruit, Lebanon travel blog

24 hours later...I am here!

A travel blog entry by chris_lebanon

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... .  We almost crashed about 25 times...no exaggeration there. I am now at Patrick's beautiful apartment in the mountains Northeast of Lebanon.  Aunt Nounou is preparing a meal so we will go to her house shortly.  Then later, we will go out ...

Take a Peak at Pigeons' Rock, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Take a Peak at Pigeons' Rock

A travel blog entry by teresatraveler

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... of Lebanon becing part of the French Mandate of Syria after WWI and remaining under French control until 1943 when Lebanon gained it's independence during the German occupation of France. Also called Nejmeh Square, the cobblestone pedestrian area boasts ...

Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Lebanon

A travel blog entry by nomadic1

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... the place gave it an eerie hellish atmosphere. Unfortunately, there was no photography allowed. My last night in Beirut I decided to take in the nightlife. Lebanon is famous for its nightlife in the Middle-East, but I found it to be very pretentious. ...

Chapter Three: Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Chapter Three: Beirut

A travel blog entry by justajaunt

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... 400USD. We left Amman at 10:45am on Friday, March 5 and then departed Beirut at 5:00pm on Tuesday, March 9. In Lebanon we stayed in Beirut at the Four Points Sheraton in Le Verdun for a tremendous discount per my father who works for the Starwood company. ...

Lebanon - Yalla habibi!, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Lebanon - Yalla habibi!

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... to see goats being milked to produce labneh, which is a strained yoghurt also well known all over the Levant region, but particularly in Lebanon. My favourite outing was when I met many of her friends for a picnic in the mountains where we had harisseh (a ...

A Land of Contrasts, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

A Land of Contrasts

A travel blog entry by dan-levitan

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... at the cinema and visiting Dunkin' Donuts a few times for breakfast.  It is hard to believe that Beirut was once a battleground during the Lebanon's devastating civil war and later war with Israel.  Still there are some grim reminders of this ...

Photos, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Photos

A travel blog entry by hillarykatrina

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Just a few of the many photos I have ...

Arrival to Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Arrival to Lebanon

A travel blog entry by hillarykatrina

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... strict face eased into a smile and he laughed. "That's okay", he said, "your American". And stamped my passport. "Welcome to Lebanon." Next was luggage claim and customs. I found my luggage, added these to my cart with my carryons and headed towards the ...

Crazy days in Lebanon!, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Crazy days in Lebanon!

A travel blog entry by jcbeep

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... done any sightseeing. I have to say, the bus ride there was one of the scariest I've ever experienced. Driving in general, in Lebanon is something of a frightening experience. You seem to take your life in your hands. As far as I can work out, the ...

love affair with everywhere--BEIRUT, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

love affair with everywhere--BEIRUT

A travel blog entry by lifeasanomad

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... nbsp;lovely person. he will gladly show you around the city he calls home and if you let him, he will tell you all about lebanon, beirut, the war, its history and his wife and children, who he speaks about with a great deal of pride. as i have said ...

How to feel out of your element in 5 easy steps, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

How to feel out of your element in 5 easy steps

A travel blog entry by hillarykatrina

... the country 2.Do not have convertor for hair dryer, so your hair looks it's craziest when first getting to know in-laws. (Lebanon is 220 V and America is 120 V.) These adapters are not easy to find for high powered profesional hair dryers 3.Live out of ...

"Ten Minutes"

A travel blog entry by atlpilot36

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... and then sprinkle in a liberal dose of garbage.  There you have it ladies and gentlemen...beautiful Beirut..the Paris of the Middle East. Driving in Lebanon is an interesting experience as well.  The roads don't really have stripes for lanes ...

Dodging trouble in Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Dodging trouble in Beirut

A travel blog entry by jcbeep

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... on holiday this time. this is my first foray into the middle east, and its certainly a very exciting time to be in lebanon. i arrived on saturday, and have spent my first few days in beirut, pounding the pavement - ive covered a lot of distance! one ...

Beirut, Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Beirut, Lebanon

A travel blog entry by pasoa

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Roots and the mystery of Baalbek, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Roots and the mystery of Baalbek

A travel blog entry by mrcwoodsman

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... later I again rented a driver and car that took me to Baalbek. Approximately 86 kilometers northeast of the city of Beirut in eastern Lebanon stands the temple complex of Baalbek. Situated atop a high point in the Bekaa valley, the ruins are one of ...

Sad for it all to come to an end, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Sad for it all to come to an end

A travel blog entry by ejabbour

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... my family.  We had dinner at the Cliffhouse restaurant in my village.  It is build on a cliff with great views overlooking Beirut.  After polishing off a bottle of Johnny Walker with my cousins, it was time to pack and head for the ...

Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Beirut

A travel blog entry by mas54po

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We spent 4/19-4/24 in Lebanon, based in Beirut where Mike's Tata (grandmother) Esmait, Khalo (uncle) Halim, Aunt Selma, and cousins Rana and Razzouk live.  It's also home to many, many friends and family.  It was wonderful to see everyone again ...

Today's unfortunate incident, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Today's unfortunate incident

A travel blog entry by chris_lebanon

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Hi all, Thanks for reading the blog! I just want to let you all know that despite the unfortunate incident at the border today, we are all fine and life is completely normal here. We were at the beach when we found out and we continued with our day ...

Fall in Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Fall in Beirut

A travel blog entry by hillarykatrina

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Well I have been here in Lebanon just over a month now, and my travel journal has been seriously neglected. It's been such a whirlwind and I have stayed very busy. I will share bits and pieces, and try to catch up a bit on what I have been up to. The ...

Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Beirut

A travel blog entry by trent

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... just OK".  It's party scene is definitely over-rated, but apparently summer is when the parties really blow up.  The only thing Beirut has on most US party spots is that they serve alcohol all night.  Were that the case in Austin, I have no ...

Chapter Seven: Beirut, Amman, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Chapter Seven: Beirut, Amman

A travel blog entry by justajaunt

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... side in downtown Beirut which is kind of cool. Literally neighbors. Kind of symbolic of the diverse population in Lebanon (for example, Lebanon recognizes 18 official religions).  Then we sent some postcards home and the stamps took up half of ...

Beirut, Tyre & Baalbeck, Lebanon, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Beirut, Tyre & Baalbeck, Lebanon

A travel blog entry by jstern

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... on the tragic assassination of Rafiq Hariri a few years ago and the opposition, Hezbollah, reinforcing the continued mistreatment of Lebanon by Israel and the international community in many of their ad campaigns and hot topic issues. Since most Lebanese ...

Touchdown Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon travel blog

Touchdown Beirut

A travel blog entry by actions_travels

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After arriving in Beirut we took time out to chill by the Mediterranean, walk the Cornice (soon to be bombed) and enjoy the fine cuisine. ...

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