Travel Blogs from Beirut
My mother always wanted to go to Beirut to visit family and my father always wanted to take her but alas they never went. I kinda felt like she was there smiling and visiting alongside me.
I have distant cousins there and now 2 good friends live there. Since its been on my list of places to visit, the flight prices were right and so was the …
Lebanon is one of the most amazing surprising place, Great people, beautiful places, teeming with life, and stories.
I'm a photographer, i was there as part of an assignment to take photos for the Indonesian and Lebanese tourism board, in conjunction of the expansion the Qatar airways new route; Jakarta-Beirut.
Sitting by the …
... 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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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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.