Lebanon
ٱلْجُمْهُورِيَّةُ ٱللُّبْنَانِيَّةُ

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Midday view of Al Mina Archeological site, Tye, Lebanon — July 2, 2021

Such a surreal place in such a surreal part of the world.


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Tabbouleh salad at Restaurant Al Shams, Anjur, Lebanon — July 2, 2021

مطعم الشمس عنجر

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Jupiter temple front, Baalbek, Lebanon — July 2, 2021


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Coastline view, Lebanon — July 2, 2021


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Grand Palace, Anjur, Lebanon — July 2, 2021


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Grand Palace, Anjur, Lebanon — July 2, 2021


Lebanon 2021 Journal

Wednesday, June 30 — Beirut

We Checked in at Park tower suite
Dinner at Abd el wahab


Thursday, July 1 — Baalbek

Baalbek, Breakfast at hotel
Baalbek
Anjar
Restaurant Al Shams
Wine tasting
Mayrig restaurant had Arak
Walked around Mono street


Friday, July 2 — Tyre

Tyre ruins: Al Bass necropolis and hippodrome; then Al Mina site next to the water. Afterward, we drive by Sidon, and visit the Sea Castle crusader fort. The Friday mosque reading is echoing in the distance. Then we drive into the Chouf mountains, have lunch in the square of Deir el Qamar, visht the Serail of Youssef Chehab and then visit the Beiteddine Palace. The drive home amazing and we stop in a village for some water.

Breakfast
Raouche Rocks
Tyre (Necro polic, Hypoderom)
Bysantanin 400 after Jesus
Tracoda and lime stone for byzantine tiles base

Phoenician period includes
⁃ Egyptians
⁃ Asyrian
⁃ Babylonian
⁃ Persian

Greek period
Roman period
Byzantine period

Sidon Sea Castle
Shouf mountain
Lunch Al midane ( it was very bad)
Deir el Qamar municipality
Beiteddine Palace (Maranite church )
Dinner at Al Falamanki Sodeco


Saturday, July3 — Kadisha Valley

Qadisha Valley & the Cedars; Batroun on the way back

Breakfast
Halab 1881 (konafeh)
Moladar bakery (manoshi zatar)
Hike in Qadisha Valley
Hike in Cedars
Lunch at Restaurant Challita
Betroun
Dyaspora

Hazmiyeh


Sunday, July 4 — Byblos

Jeita Breakfast
Jeita Grotto
Byblos
Leila Min Lebnen Achrafieh wine at ABC mall
Kahwet Azmi Sodeco dinner

10 hours layover in Athena

Kababji one of the best kabab in Beirut


Monday, July 5 — Laybover

2am Our flight is a 4:30 today, so as you can imagine, there's not much shut eye, but around 1am I do manage to fall asleep only to be woken an hour later. Our driver isn't downstairs, but soon arrives and it turns out to be Hussein, the owner of Lebanon Tours and Travels. Its nice to meet after about 30 emails. He drives a forest green Subaru Outback. In 10 minutes we are at the airport, which is quite busy for the grand old hour of 2:30am.


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