Travel Blogs from Beirut
... is it unfair?
The army is everywhere in Beirut! All major hotels have roadblocks and armed guards; soldiers man anti-aircraft nests throughout the city and on one occasion I spotted a tank deployed on a major street. Although Beirut is by no means a city on edge, it is certainly taking no risks. That being said, I have at no point felt uneasy here. The city is free, the city is happy, and my future home will carry on now as it has always done!
... he streets down to the centre square were lined with restaurants who had tables out on the street so it was very pretty and felt European. There was very little Arabic style around and it all seemed very modern and even a bit plastic-y sort of like a big Lego land of a European square. There was a clock tower in the centre and lots of amazing shops like Armani and Rolex and even a costa, Starbucks and Haagen darz shop. It was eerily quiet and empty, which it often apparently is. It ...
... is built in a Crusader church, clearly visible from the interior with high vaulted bays. The old Maronite cathedral of Saint George is being fixed, whilst the Orthodox cathedral, also of Saint George, is on the other side of the block, with a small museum of underground galleries, once again demonstrating the several historical periods Beirut went through, including Roman mosaics and well endowed Mameluk graves. Just to the east is the Place ...
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Stamps for the soap.
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of soap. The museum is set in a 13th century building. I overheard ...
... that were all awesome. I wanted to buy them all! After some discussion, I decided on a beautiful pair of diamond crusted earrings that I know Denyse will love. I would post a picture of them but it wouldn't be fair to Denyse since she hasn't seen them yet! You'll have to see her wearing them in LA sometime.
Once we finished with the jewelry store, we briefly stopped at the ABC mall to pick up a few gifts for my family. I bought an authentic ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBella Riva Beirut
Nice little hotel with very friendly staff, very helpful, and patient.
Nice clean small room.
Amongst all the location is great walking distance to many of what the city got to offer, downtown Beirut, very close to the shore line.
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