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recommended ByblosByblos is a picturesque seaport town just north of Beirut. While the history there is fascinating and textured (like all of Lebanon) what held my attention were the pictures of the owner of the town's ... read morebiggest and most famous seafood joint, photos of himself with every Miss Lebanon to have ever lived since 60's (plus a handful of celebrities and literati) and yet despite the passage of time, this guy somehow hasn't aged a day since 1973.Recommended for:History BuffsBaxter Jackson
An interesting little day trip from Beirut
- Crowne Plaza Hotel BeirutHamra Street, Beirut, Lebanonrecommended Crowne Plaza Hotel BeirutLike everything that appeals to Lebanese, the Crowne Plaza is both elegant and sophisticated. Beside these two charming qualities, the hotel is right on bustling Hamra St and just five minutes from ... read morethe cafe life of the corniche. Nightly entertainment at the rooftop pool and complimentary entry to the adjoining shopping center's fitness center.Baxter Jackson
Not a bad place to stay if it doesn't break your budget
recommended La Plage, BeirutLa Plage is a little slice of Lebanese heaven. Situated right on Beirut's corniche, this swimming club affords stunning views of the Mediterranean but the most gorgeous views are poolside. Surrounded ... read moreby bronzed beautiful bodies in bikinis, grooving to the hip beats of the resident DJ and sipping on the cocktail of your choice, you won't be able to believe you're in the Middle East.Baxter Jackson
And while you're there...
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There's no civil war happening at the moment, Aine. There is, however, a contingent of the Free Syrian Army that is regrouping just on the other side of the Syrian/Lebanese border which has attracted a few incursions by Assad's goon squad. If you stay away from the borders, you should be fine.