Four Points Bhamdoun
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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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. ...
Lebanon serves as an example of what can happen when a heavily armed populace has sectarian issues that are ramped up. What was once the intellectual and cultural center of the Middle East spiraled into a brutal war where it is estimated over 100,000 people died. This was fueled by nasty political discourse and the "otherization" of different religious and political groups. Extremist rhetoric is dangerous; it doesn't matter whose mouth it comes out ...
... t go out. My eyes were literally closing and I couldn't stop them no matter how much I tried. I slept like a baby.
In the morning, I had breakfast with auntie Nounou and uncle Paul. Aunte Nounou had put out quite a spread yet again. I had some halawa with traditional arabic bread and some fresh manauchi (sp?). It was awesome. Shortly after breakfast, Patrick and Johanna picked me up and we were off to Balbaak region to visit ...
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 ...