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Lebanon Day 5 – Beirut

Lebanon Day 5 – Beirut

My last day in Lebanon, to be spent in Beirut again, a place I hadn’t grown to love – it was love at first sight. Perhaps it was the novelty of it being new, perhaps I’d only seen the good parts – but it isn’t just the buildings, the lovely wide corniche, the design….it is […]

Lebanon Day 4 – Aanjar, Baalbek and Ksara

Lebanon Day 4 – Aanjar, Baalbek and Ksara

A 7:30 pick up by a chatty Lebanese girl and transferred at the Tour Centre onto a comfortable coach to begin a tour of 3 significant places in Lebanon – Aanjar, Baalbek and Ksara, all located in the magnificent Bekaa Valley. Hezbollah activity is still rife here, their yellow flags flutter in the villages, and […]

Lebanon Day 2 – Beirut

Lebanon Day 2 – Beirut

Not buying water earlier in the day before the night before this morning after had been a big mistake. Dying of thirst, I’d gulped a can of Heineken before going to bed, slept in my Embassy Hotel room with the TV and all the lights on, and woke up feeling muddled, puzzled and generally worse […]

Lebanon Day 1 – Beirut

Lebanon Day 1 – Beirut

Picked up at 8 in my private car to go to Beirut, but first I’d be making a stop in what has been described as quite possibly the finest Crusader Castle in the world – Qala’at Al Hosn (crac des chevaliers). Unlike my cheerful and informative driver of yesterday, todays spoke no English, and made […]

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