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... special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Maronite Patriarch of Antioch named her the "Queen of Lebanon" in 1908 upon completion of the shrine. Overlooking the bay of Jounieh, the shrine has become a major tourist attraction where tourists take the gondola lift, the Téléphérique, from the city of Jounieh to Harissa.
Pope John Paul II visited the shrine when he made an official visit to Lebanon on May 10, 1997. The Papal ...
... a peaceful, prosperous future in Lebanon. Regarding Syria, to be honest I have been bamboozled about it. Those in the Western world looked on with a rush of excitement and hope when the Arab Spring swept through the region a couple of years ago. Syria and Egypt are obvious examples though of how it all went wrong. I've not really known why and I guess the distance of these places from me meant I didn't care very much. Walking with ...
... potatoes, basil leaves. I also imagine the size of the problems this country has, its political complexity. And that has no doubt a lot to do with the size of individual egos, also very big!. If the Lebanese could just treat each other like they treat the foreign visitor, this place would also have the biggest potential one can imagine!
With thanks to all the people who have been so incredibly hospitable during our trip.
... huge statue of Our Lady of Lebanon, from where one has magnificent views over the sun setting in the Mediterranean, at the right time of the day.
Byblos is reputedly one of the longest inhabited places in the world, and if it always was as pretty as it is now, I can imagine why. Built on the coast, but against a steep slope, it has a number of old houses, and a beautifully restored ...
... Antoinette had been cooking a feast for us. We sat around their table getting to know John's family over a feast of kibbeh, grape leaves, grilled chicken, hommos, salad, desert, and whiskey. After lunch, they helped us piece together some of John's Lebanese family history. It was a wonderful display of the Lebanese hospitality and extended family. We were so welcomed and embraced, despite the fact that we had never met them before.
Many photos to come. ...