Middle East



Ask most Lebanese and they'll describe their country as "A stretch of Paradise stuck between bad neighbors". Home of the Phoenicians and with evidence of civilization over 7000 years old, Lebanon is a country that suffers from a bad image after years of civil war and political tension. Located at the crossroads of different continents which helped shape its unique religious, political and ethnic diversity, Lebanon offers so much to experience in such a small territory. Explore the coast from the Phoenician city of Tyre to the Ottoman-influenced city of Tripoli. Visit one of the best preserved Roman temple ruins in Baalbeck or go wine-tasting in the Bekaa valley. Don't forget to appreciate one of the richest cuisines in the Middle East before partying all night in the glitzy nightclubs of Beirut and Jounieh. Continue reading below to understand why you should visit Lebanon right now.

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Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

It took this man 10 years to realize he was living in a synagogue

4 heroes creating positive change in Lebanon

Straight Outta Syria: Meet the young refugee rappers with a message

Why death in Beirut does not matter as much as death in Paris

Beirut’s Christians are leaving behind beautiful pop-up shrines

Lebanon’s protests are about far more than garbage collection

Celebrities and activists call for equality for Lebanon’s LGBT community

8 things you can only experience in Lebanon

Behind the scenes with the elite women runners of Lebanon

Remembrance and blood: The Ashura festival in Lebanon

Being there when the shit goes down in Beirut [PICs]

Finding love under the cedar tree

Lebanon in 2 minutes

5 reasons why I want to travel to Lebanon right now

Top 10 international ski mountains to hit in 2010

Book Review: From The Holy Mountain

The oldest still-inhabited cities on the planet

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