“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home." ― James A. Michener
Beirut was both everything and nothing we expected it to be. We'd only planned our visit as a stopover for a few days and wished we'd given ourselves so much longer.
We had a lovely stay at the luxurious Le Bristol Hotel and the rooftop pool saved us from heat stroke as we visited in the middle of Summer. Beirut had a beautiful coastline and we loved strolling along the Corniche, the city’s very French-inspired promenade.
The coastline was framed with remnants of grand buildings from when Lebanon was the must-visit place to visit in the Middle East. We walked all around the city exploring and found so many beautiful places as well as so many sad reminders from the wars.
The Lebanese people were so friendly, we felt completely safe and the food was amazing! Beirut has so much potential to be an amazing destination and I really hope we can visit again one day.