Four Points Bhamdoun
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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Travel Blogs from Bhamdoun
We drive south along the coast from Beirut this morning, turning east into the mountains and arriving at Deir el Qamar for a walk through the village. We explore the Marionite Church, the central square, and talk with a souk merchant who is pruning a thistle-covered vegetable that is only available for about one month every season and thus in high demand. He uses scissors to cut off all the sharp nettles, and hands me a bud of ...
... that I don't have any onward plans made yet, so I'll just take it as it comes. I already knew Seraphine (from the daytrip to Ma'loula) and Sam (from the trip to Quneitra) but the rest of the crew is also great and I'm sure that we'll make it a great adventure all together! I’m glad though that I am not the only foreigner joining this trip, as only Rami, the director, speaks English – the production crew speaks Arab only. ...
... ants rebuilding a destroyed nest. Crumbling bullet riddled buildings stand next to sparkling new high rises. The entire downtown is completely new. And every where there are bill boards telling us how great the new Beirut will look. Evey where people say, it is not a matter of if, but when the next conflict flares up.
Come dinner time I was ready for some street food to fill the gap. Again on the LP recommendation I headed to Bliss Street near the University ...
... entry fees (although this was more reasonable than others), pristine swimming pools and loud, thumping music emenating from a beach bar. I settled myself onto a lilo on the yellow, sandy beach, waved the boys off as they took a frisby into the sea and spent two whole, self-indulging hours completely engrossed in my book. Then it was home time and we joined the endless trail of cars, moving bumper-to-bumper at snail's pace, all the way back to ...
Our Monday plan was to tour one of the major Lebanese wineries and then see some Cedar trees with our own eyes. As a result we were up, ready, out, and on a bus by 9:00am. A service (aka share) taxi for 2,000/each...a minibus for 4,000 each ("musharafeye")...and off in the direction of Zahle for some vino.
Ksara was a short bit before Zahle and home to the Ksara Winery, Lebanon's oldest winery and also one of the most well known. Some fast facts: the area of the ...