Al Bustan Hotel
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Boom, boom, boom. Went the beat of the bass. Room is under the 6th floor rooftop bar. It's gone midnight. Victor Meldrew rings reception to complain about the noise as he has to be up early. Another room upgrade on top of the upgrade given at check-in. Shift my gear with the Night Manager who rings the new room's doorbell, "Just to make sure". Reminds me of the time when working on a hotel project in Frankfurt. The Hotel Technician had a Martini pass (anytime, any ...
... wretched and I could remember no arabic, and felt confused that I had been asked to do a test in Arabic. The teacher was very helpful though and told me I had done well. Afterwards Bastian and I had promised ourselves a McDonalds, so we walked to downtown for some sweet rewards. I was very pleased with myself for ordering a double cheese burger meal in French. However when it came, I had to pretend I had wanted the super sized version, and had not failed completely to order ...
... mosaic, and an entry gate remains at the far end. The near end of the hippodrome borders a roman road, with traces of houses and shops, and arches, along what was the probable pedestrian part, raised slightly above the wider main street meant for horses and carriages – who knows, like the ones used in the races. The extensive necropolis, containing sarcophagi and burial chambers from Babylonian to Roman times, is also very interesting, ...
... chats, watching a bit of 'water for Elephant' which bore me to death, enjoying the wonderful Etihad customer service and food and a few long sleeps it was time for 'cabin crew to prepare for landing'. Few words that bring so much happiness to a traveller, especially on a long hall flight. There was a brief 2 hour stop in Abu Dhabi airport, before my short connecting flight to Beirut. I felt sorry for the girls who had to wait almost 8 hours for their ...
... cuisine then made our way back to beirut on another cheap and easy local bus, where the bus driver had a water fight with another bus. We went out that night to a club full of young lebanese and tourists alike. I enjoyed trying to haggle taxis drive through french.
The next morning we got up and packed sadly we made our way to the airport once again passing iconic mosques, trendy shops and impassive soldiers.
Our time in lebanon had been good but it was over. time to go to Nepal!
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center