Travel Blogs from Douma
Today I was sick, probably from drinking from a contaminated spring. Well, contamination is relative... I didn't have the required immunity ;-) I still had a lovely time walking around in Aaqoura. It was actually a nice change and my knees needed the rest too. There was plenty of exploring to do and after finding a convenience store to get some mobile credit and a can of iced tea I ...
Today's trail highlight was Tannourine Nature Reserve. I actually got cold here, and had to use my jacket! I enjoyed the thorough change of climate from Kuwait, where the searing heat of summer had only just passed. It's quite something walking outdoors and feeling like your eyes are burning, something similar to opening the door of the oven with your face too close. Here in Lebanon the weather was perfect for hiking, nice and cool. ...
... someone with the key soon appeared mysteriously from nowhere, quite happy to drop his regular job to open the door and let me in. Or perhaps this was his regular job, who knows?
Above the old town towers the citadel, originally a crusader castle, later fortified by various subsequent tenants. The castle is being restored, and it is a bit of a mess, ...
... in the hotel foyer where we are now snuggled around a heater…..the only question that remains is what now. They tell us that they close the road back to Beirut when it snows so I guess we’ll just have to see what happens. I have never really see snow fall before and I’m loving it, I really think the ruins will look spectacular covered in snow….even more perfect with a blue sky backdrop.
Later in the morning we made ...
... salt, lemon juice, and olive oil), tabbouleh (bulgur, finely chopped parsley, mint, tomato, scallion, with lemon juice, olive oil and various seasonings), fattoush (salad made from several garden vegetables and toasted or fried pieces of pita bread). This is just a few of the meze dishes I partook in at every meal.
In Lebanon meze is often a meal in its own right. Groups of dishes arrive at the table about 4 or 5 at a time. There is a set pattern ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center