Victory Byblos Hotel & Spa
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... her, in the olden day it was considered bad luck if you did not make a stop at the bride's house first before going to the church, it would mean that the wedding could not occur otherwise.
At the bride's house it was crazy busy, never seen so many people crammed into an apartment. They had hired a zaffa band, which in the Arab culture, the zaffa, or wedding march, is a musical procession of bendir drums, bagpipes, horns, belly dancers ...
... but the groom and bride wanted to practice with the wedding party so the priest gave the groom the key to use the church. The Medieval Church of St. John, was built by the Crusades in 1116. It was considered a cathedral and was partially destroyed during an earthquake in 1176 AD. I've never been inside a church like that it was amazing. I'm really looking forward to the actual wedding ceremony now! I hope the photos can do it justice.
... kind of a statue but the setting was stunning, with panoramic views across to Beirut in the south, out over the Mediterranean west and Khfaryassine north. See photos. Behind the statue was a distinctively architectured church apparently made to look like a cypress. Overall it was a very well presented, clean tourist attraction, even with elevator music piped around the place. Recommended to do this tour if you've only got a day in Lebanon.
... 1576;يل Jubayl) and was also referred to as Gibelet during the Crusades. It is believed to have been founded around 5000 BC, and according to fragments attributed to the ...
... salt, lemon juice, and olive oil), tabbouleh (bulgur, finely chopped parsley, mint, tomato, scallion, with lemon juice, olive oil and various seasonings), fattoush (salad made from several garden vegetables and toasted or fried pieces of pita bread). This is just a few of the meze dishes I partook in at every meal.
In Lebanon meze is often a meal in its own right. Groups of dishes arrive at the table about 4 or 5 at a time. There is a set pattern ...