Beirut – The next best thing
The ‘‘forgotten” city is back on the travel map
Trust me you will want to be the first to travel to a place that your friends have never been to.
I had two kinds of reaction when I told people that I am going to travel to Beirut, Lebanon.
The ones that see it as a challenge ( in a good thrilled way) as they haven’t even thought about it as a travel destination, and the ones who haven’t got past seeing it as a war zone ( especially older people, members of my traditional Greek family)
For me, Beirut is like a raw diamond, with multiple colors.
In Beirut Mosques and churches – there are around 18 official religions in Lebanon – are standing peacefully next to each other
High-end 5* Hotels
Modern architecture next to old-full of history and pain buildings
Beirut is fast reinventing city which is not defined by the conflicts of the past
November in Beirut – Feels like summer to me
Eating traditional Lebanese food at the heart of Beirut
The first feeling I had when I reach Beirut was that it reminds me of Athens, after spending 6 days there, on my way back, I realized that the word ”Athens ” was replaced with home.
-Yes, Lebanon is safe !!!
Leave your presumption at home, and you’ll find Beirut to be one of the most interesting and welcoming cities on Earth.
∴Be careful with∴
- Traffic & crazy driving, traffic lights mean nothing (yes crazier than Greeks )
- Police & Army force, especially at the passport control, they won’t bother you if you won’t bother them. Avoid taking pictures of them
- The traditional cuisine, if you are not used to spices
- Don’t Get Into a Taxi Without Agreeing on a Price