Tamar Rotana Hotel
Travel Blogs from Hadath
... nine-minute journey by a cable car, known as the "Téléférique". It attracts both pilgrims and tourists who want to enjoy views of the bay of Jounieh.
The pilgrimage site is a huge 15-ton bronze (and painted white) statue of Virgin Mary, known as Our Lady of Lebanon. ...
... through what was then known as the Franks. Ultimately, of course, the Arab Muslim forces were victorious, and what is now Lebanon was brought under Saladin’s empire, followed by Mameluk and then 400 years of Ottoman reign. From this time stem the many examples from exquisitely executed Islamic architecture, whether mosques, madrasses, hammans or other buildings, in many of the coastal towns and beyond.
Ottoman rule ...
... medıevel souks of the old town. Now these are the souks I had ın mınd- a maze of narrow alleyways, full of people goıng about theır busıness (quıte noısıly) A down sıde was that the butchers were also conductıng theır busıness ın the same way. Unlıke ın Beruıt could actually fınd useful thıngs- lıke a lock for my bag and a plug adapter. Pretty soon along ...
... of their Antique bottling equipment.
goal for the day was to reach Saida (Sidon) in the south. I had the
bright idea that instead of crossing the mountains back towards Beirut
... residence. By this time it was late afternoon and it was freezing cold and nearly closing time, so it was a bit rushed.
It was dark by the time we got back to Beirut and we met with a friend for dinner at a nearby armenian pub type place. We snacked on Shish taouk, soujok with pomegranate syrup, an armenian sausage roll dish with tomato and yoghurt sauce. Can you see a pattern here...I need something other than mezze...but it's hard to come ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service