Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun
Travel Blogs from Beirut
... end of Beirut and heading into the tower blocked suburbs - the sort you would see Hamas firing rockets from on the 6 o'clock news. More military vehicles patrolling the area - open sided jeeps, soldiers relaxing with rifles.
Young family walk towards me. The three young lads have pistols. They're toy pistols and ask Dad if they'll have their photo taken. He willingly allows me to shoot.....at least it's me shooting them and not the other way ...
... people would appreciate the culture for what it is and learn the language for a love of it in itself, or its capacities in Arabic literature, history and art. I think that political understanding should be the contextual knowledge necessary to be tagged on to these studies in the middle east rather than the main point of interest for the West to have here. I am going to begin a new book tomorrow it was recommended to me by our armenien book shop owner friend and ...
... of the globe to convene.
American University, one of the premier universities in the Middle East, was a few blocks from our hotel. Trilingual students worked and congregated in many of the cafes we frequented, often conversing in French, English, or Arabic. Food, shisha, and conversation became our primary night time outing.
We walked along the outer wall of the university and came to a barricade. ...
... a wicker chair near the door staring off into
space. His wife (the one in pink) has much to be desired and
overcharged us for drinks; her rational being that people had stolen
from her in the past and she has ...
... s only the opening games! Can't imagine how loud things will get as we progress to the final. And if the final is Brazil-Germany (not sure if it can be, Mark would know, he's got all the permutations worked out in his head), then all I can say is you might be wanting some industrial-sized earplugs! Still, it's a wonderful thing to see the city so alive with excitement, even if it is expressed at high ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center