Howard Johnson Grand Hotel Versailles

Hamra Street, Beirut, Lebanon | Hotel
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Revolution, a piece for the Kuwait Writing Club

A travel blog entry by gisnoborders

... it is at causing progress. Many cars have a rev(olution) counter to illustrate this, showing how many RPM (revs per minute) the engine is doing. Say the average RPM your car does once it's up and going is 2000. Say the average shopping trip is 5km, or 10 minutes from your driveway to the local Sultan Centre. That's 20,000 revolutions! Obviously this is conclusive evidence that society needs to look elsewhere than revolution for a mechanism of progress.
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The one where we were girls

A travel blog entry by emilywright

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... after the previous weeks win (of a bottle of vodka), Our secret weapon is a man called David who works for the UN and he arrived just in time to correct our first answer sheet (R on radio signal codes is Romeo not Radio). We were winning by a good 6 points but still had a few round left, one of which was 80s music round which as a table of '85+ kids we were unsure of winning.. However we had not counted on Nicks superior knowledge of all 80s one hit wonders, which earned us ...

A complete unknown ... Lebanon

A travel blog entry by jb.

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... not to mention delicious ice cream), Tripoli was, as to be expected, more conservative than Beirut & the people friendlier (cos they see fewer tourists). It was here that a coffee-walla insisted we join him & his mate for a divine lunch in their small shop. Man, the warm hummus was good!

In addition to Tripoli, another must see is the city of Balbek with its amazing ruins. Our hostel room had a balcony that overlooked the ruins & it was from here that we ...

3 days in Lebanon

A travel blog entry by _momad_

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... br> when we got there we got let out of the bus in a dusty intersection, and we were doubtful of our decision, however after asking a nice local woman, 'what do tourists do here?' she pointed us in the direction of the ruined castle and beach.
We explored these ancient ruins which were made even more atmospheric by the lack of tourists.
A lovely beach awaited us beside the town below. The beach was clearly geared for tourists as it had deck chairs and beds set up but the ...

Back to the Capital...WELCOME....WELCOME

A travel blog entry by alexjasonworld

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... exceed our expectation when it comes to hospitality, especially food. There is always a free sample or four at the pastry shop, more often than not a free coffee as well. With the small jar of takeaway hummus comes a plate of vegetables, pickles and some bread. "If you are going to eat my hummus you must do it properly" we are told. When we refuse dessert out comes a bowl of fruit…..on the house ...

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Location

This hotel, located on Hamra Street, Beirut, is near Roman Temples of Baalbeck, Citadel Saint Gilles (Qal'at Sinjil), Al-Mina Port, and The Clock Tower.
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