Hotel Via Mina

Al-Mina, Tripoli, 966, Lebanon | Hotel

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(3) To Tripoli

A travel blog entry by oudmayer


In order to get anywhere north of Beirut, one first needs to cross the Narh al-Kalb, or what was in ancient times known as the Lycus River, an almost insurmountable river crossing. Or so suggest the multiple inscriptions in the rocks along the river, of conquerors who did manage to cross, from Nebuchadnezzar to Napoleon, from the Romans to the French, who as recently as 1941 commemorated the liberation of Lebanon ...

Summer is finally here

A travel blog entry by aubreycox

When we arrived in Lebanon, people always asked "but why didn't you come in the summer?" Summer in Lebanon is legendary. Everyone tells us we should come back every year but only for the summer months. It is this way because during the summer the rooftop parties begin. And by begin, I mean they're full of people every night of the week from midnight to morning. There are beach clubs lining the coast, where you can swim, tan, and party on the Mediterranean ...

A Long Overdue Update

A travel blog entry by aubreycox


Where to begin? John and I have been living in the small Christian village of Zgharta for the last three weeks. We have been working Monday-Friday at the Foundation, assisting Johnny, Hasna, and Josette. We also finally started teaching our English class, which is great fun! It is obvious, to John and me, that we are not trained English teachers and often give the answer "it's just a weird word" to questions. That being said, our students are ...

Life slows down in Zgharta

A travel blog entry by aubreycox


As anyone would expect, the pace of life in Zgharta is dramatically different than in Beirut. Socializing consists of going to a friends house for lunch, playing backgammon or checkers in the front yard, or sitting at a cafe for shisha (also known as argula, hooka, or hubblebubble). John and I have spent hours sitting in the plastic lawn chairs on the front porch in fierce, and never ...

Lebanon and (more) tales of sunshine

A travel blog entry by suzymartin


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We have spent today wandering around the old city, sunbathing on the beach (its about 25 degrees here), drinking freshly squeezed orange juice and trying to decide if we want to cycle to a village tomorrow that is 1400 metres above us in the mountains.

In other news we start work at Black Sail YHA in Cumbria on the 1st March. I know this is slightly different to the advertised programme but for those of you who know us (which i assume is ...


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