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Lebanon

Byblos July 2018

About an hour north of Beirut is Byblos.  Byblos is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, believed to have been first

Lebanon

Jeita Grotto July 2018

En route to Byblos, we made a stop at Jeita Grotto, one of the longest cave systems in the Middle East, spanning almost 9km in

Lebanon

Anjar July 2018

The ancient ruins I have visited in the past were normally of Greek and Roman origin.  Rarely have I come across an Islamic one.  Not

Lebanon

Baalbek July 2018

Baalbek is an ancient Phoenician city about 2 hours northeast of Beirut in the Beqaa Valley.  It was a religious center attracting thousands of pilgrims

Lebanon

Beirut July 2018

This year, my summer holiday starts in Beirut, Lebanon, which used to be regarded “The Paris of the Middle East”.  Being one of the oldest

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