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Stories and Tips Beirut

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The Beirut Experience

Written by HobWahid on 03 Feb, 2005

Beirut is more than just a historical site; it is an experience, a city like any other on earth. For most of history, Beirut was just a small fishing village on the Lebanese coast, overshadowed by more important ports to the north and the south,…Read More


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Skiing in the Middle East?

Written by HobWahid on 03 Feb, 2005

“Skiing? In the Middle East? But isn’t it all desert?”That is usually the response I get when I tell people about my ski weekend in Lebanon. Yes, Lebanon is in the Middle East, but the fact is that it is a mountainous country that boasts…Read More


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Taxicab Confessions: Beirut

Written by HobWahid on 03 Feb, 2005

There is no other way of saying it—Beirut has the most irritating, frustrating, and annoying taxi system of any other city in the world that I have visited, and that includes Cairo. Nowhere else have I seen a taxi system so unfriendly to tourists and…Read More


Transportation and Renting a Car

Written by stappm on 29 Mar, 2006

Getting TO/AROUND: Don't worry, you CAN drive in Lebanon. Just expect the unexpected, and remain aware of everyone around you. Don't be surprised to find a car driving the wrong way down a oneway street, or someone to come to a complete stop, for no…Read More


Talking with the Lebanese

Written by HobWahid on 03 Feb, 2005

On the surface, Lebanon seems to be a country full of people who have completely forgotten their troubled past, a country that has decided to move towards the future as a united country. On the surface, it is a country that seems to be swimming…Read More


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Tripoli - Worth a Bus Trip

Written by ramigm75 on 12 Jun, 2006

I headed up to Tripoli, a city some 80km from Beirut. Talal, from the hostel, told me how to get there for LL2000. It was well worth the visit! The place was teaming with life, and a very different cultural experience from Beirut.…Read More


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Bakeries - Lebanese style

Written by ramigm75 on 12 Jun, 2006

The bakeries in Lebanon are amazing, from communion bread to exotic Lebanese pizzas. You can find them on every street corner and they are just great! Breakfast, lunch, or dinner. …Read More


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Baalbek - A Must See

Written by ramigm75 on 12 Jun, 2006

If you go to Lebanon and don't go to Baalbek, then I think you have just wasted your time. These ruins are some of the most amazing I have ever seen, they really make you realise how incredible our ancestors were! …Read More


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Bike Ride in Batroun

Written by ramigm75 on 12 Jun, 2006

My friend Rita took me up to Batroun, we hired some bikes for LL1000 per hour and rode around the old town. It was just fantastic, the coast line was spectacular. My food poisoning however made bike riding a bit hard!…Read More


Basic Arabic

Written by b*kp*k ch*k on 30 Sep, 2002

You can get by pretty well with English alone, but a bit of French or Arabic can definitely be advantageous. The French, I’m sure, can be had in many places. Here’s some basic Arabic that might come in handy: Keef alhaal? = How are you? Hamdallah…Read More


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