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As the traffic in Beirut is generally really bad, we needed to be up and out by 9am. Baalbek is about a 2 hour drive from the house.
The roads were **** - there were massive pot holes and no lane markings - but the drivers were even worse. We made it to Baalbek in one piece with no real issues, I think Gary only had road rage about 6 or 7 times so it was a good start to the day.
We didn't really have brekky so we stopped off at a ...
Mount Lebanon is the mountain range that divides Lebanon in an overcrowded Western coastal strip and an empty, Eastern fertile valley. But Western and Eastern does not only refer to the geographical sides of the mountain, it also defines a cultural split. The coastal strip is modern, comparatively rich, and remarkably un-Arab, for want of better description. Across the mountains the Bekaa Valley, and especially the northern part of ...
Our final stop in Lebanon was Baalbek, the base for Hezbollah – the anti-Israel fighting group. We had a ****** time getting there.. a whole day affair and we kept getting ripped off by bus drivers which is obviously overly frustrating. I was tired and fed up and had a little cry in the back of the bus and a soldier noticed and he ended up paying our bus fare and then driving us into the city. ...
... Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah. For the Bekaa Valley is also the headquarters of the Hezbollah.
To the US Hezbollah is an illegal terrorist organisation. In Lebanon whilst by no means universally popular they have to be accomodated, indeed they have two ministers in the current cabinet. In the Bekaa Valley they provide healthcare, education, and basic infrastructure to those who the state cannot reach. And they sell Hezbollah t-shirts ...
Saydnaya - the 2nd holy Christian place after Jerusalem
We spent a night at the monastery. İt turned out to be an Orthodox monastery and famous for having an icon of Holy Virgin painted by St Luke (svyatoi Luka)