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Experience the Wild West in Lebanon

February 16, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Experience the Wild West in Lebanon As far as cuisines and entertainment go, there is hardly any nationality which is not represented in the Lebanon. A  sin fin of restaurants not only in Beirut but all over the country cater to nearly every taste and the same goes for activities and weekend breaks. So...

Snow shoeing in Zaarour

Snow shoeing in Zaarour January 12, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Beirut and the Lebanon have the advantage of being an attractive holiday destination in summer and in winter.  All kinds of water sports or just lazing on the beaches along the Mediterranean coastline are summer activities, but the proximity of the snow covered  Lebanese mountains beckons with skiing,...

The Baalbeck Museum

The Baalbeck Museum December 13, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
A visit to the mighty ruins of the Zeus Temple in Baalbeck is already an experience which will stay in your memory forever. Zeus temple Baalbeck But, whilst there, you should not miss visiting the Baalbeck museum too. It’s located within the complex, next to the exit to your left. Admission is...

Hiking in the Lebanon

Hiking in the Lebanon December 8, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Hiking in the Lebanon Thanks to its great variety in landscapes from rivers, deep valley, steep mountains, forests and beaches, all within a relatively small country, the Lebanon is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Several organizations arrange tours which vary from comfortable to advanced hiker...

Hamra Street – where it’s happening

Hamra Street – where it’s happening December 1, 2010 | Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Hamra Street – where it’s happening Beirut’s famous Hamra Street is fast becoming  the place to go – again. Teeming with traffic, cars and pedestrians alike around the clock, Hamra Street is a pulsating center of the city. Walk up towards the seafront and you reach Manara and the Corniche. Corniche...

A day trip to Saida(Sidon)

A day trip to Saida(Sidon) November 20, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
A day trip to Saida Located at approx. 50 km south of Beirut is the ancient town of Saida (Sidon). Together with Byblos and Trye, Sidon was the third largest and most important city state of the Phoenicians. Many civilizations have conquered and occupied the town, leaving their traces. Approaching Saida...

Which souvenirs to buy in the Lebanon

Which souvenirs to buy in the Lebanon November 17, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Lebanon’s culture and history goes back thousands of years and some of the best souvenirs you can buy either as a memento for yourself or as a gift in view of the upcoming holiday season are reproductions of ancient art. The Phoenician statues are covered with glass and framed in cedar wood and can...

Relaxing in the Sporting Club

Relaxing in the Sporting Club November 3, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
There aren’t that many sandy beaches in Beirut and along the famous promenade Corniche there is none. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a relaxing beach day and at the same time experience the unique atmosphere of one of Beirut’s oldest institutions: the Sporting Club. Located in Rawsheh just...

An eco experience in Taanayel

An eco experience in Taanayel October 30, 2010 | Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Located at about 75 miles south/east from Beirut, a reconstructed Lebanese village and adjacent eco farm offers  a holiday experience in Lebanon of a very special kind. Taanayel  is  a life styel as well as a destination for a daytrip or a place to stay for a few days. Run by arc en ciel a Lebanese...

A day trip to the City of the Sun

A day trip to the City of the Sun October 25, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
What I am referring to here are the monumental ruins of the Jupiter temple of Baalbeck. Located at approx. 53 miles northeast of Beirut and driving through the fertile Bekaa valley, the six remaining upright columns of the Jupiter temple in Baalbeck hove into view. Bekaa Valley One of the largest sanctuaries...