Travel Blogs from Beirut
During our morning read we met a guy with a pipe that reminded E.W of the caterpillar in Alice and Wonderland. "Doooooo.....youuuuuu like the mmmmmmmarkets?" He told us all about Gemmayzeh (The area we are staying in) and told us about a market that we are yet to find. He told us he runs a group called 'Save Beirut heritage.' He doesn't like plastic Downtown and spends his ...
... classes, an extremely excited boy sang as loud as he needed to sing in order to be the loudest. He also eagerly answered questions the teacher asked in our presence. We went through a few classrooms, a small playroom in one school, and looked in on a small outdoor playground at another school. All things considered, the amenities for the schools were relatively decent.
The woman then led us along a bustling ...
... name of Be'erot (wells), referring to the underground water table that is still tapped by the local inhabitants for general use. Excavations in the downtown area have unearthed layers of Phoenician, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusader and Ottoman ...
... reality is they couldn't have been less interested. I was through immigration and customs in no time, in fact, I was in my hotel room within an hour from landing. The trip from any airport to town is always interesting. I saw my first protest - outside the UN complex, but overall my first impression was that the city, and the country for that matter are far more together and progressed than I ever could have imagined. So day 1 of my trip was pretty uneventful. The hotel was in a ...
... As you can see in the photos the girls had to cover up to get into the mosque. Last of all was a walk through the streets and a quick visit to the American University of Beirut. I really would of liked to have spent more time exploring but we ran out of time. I was surprised how much money was in Beirut as it seemed very modern with many designer clothes and car shops everywhere you looked. I really would like to go back one day and have a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility