San Francisco, California
March 29, 2006
I took a tour through Nakhal Sightseeing tours (www.nakhal.com) via my hotel. The tour included hotel pick-up/drop-off, guided tour of Beiteddine and Deir El-Kamar (a lovely village, convent, and marionite church), as well as a winery tour in the Bekaa Valley, followed by lunch in the Bekaa Valley and a short hike among the cedars (4,000-year-old cedars). The guide was Madilyn, who was well informed as well as multilingual (English, French, Italian, and Arabic!) and made the trip very enjoyable!
Again, there is a summer festival with world-renowned entertainers. This year was UB40, Julia, and Sara Baras (flamenco), to name a few!
From journal Beirut, the Paris of the Middle East