These videos are part of the Live Love Lebanon campaign and were shot by young Lebanese to show alternative gateways in Lebanon and emphasize on Lebanese hospitality, eco-tourism and basic pleasures in life.
You’ve seen the international news reports. You’ve heard the talk. But Lebanon is much more than that. From exciting Beirut nights to the serenity of its villages, and from the crashing waves of its shores to its snow-capped mountains, the Lebanese are showing the world what their country is truly about.
In few hours, I’m heading to Amman courtesy of the Jordan Tourism Board. I will be spending a week in Jordan visiting the main sites and attractions and enjoying all the activities they’ve prepared for us. They sent me a couple of days ago the schedule and it includes attending the Pope’s mass, visiting the Baptism site, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba, the Dead Sea and Nebo among other things.
I am excited for this trip as it’s my first visit to Jordan. As usual you could follow me by adding me on Instagram, my username is LeNajib or you can check out my pictures with your web browser by clicking [Here].
I was walking around DownTown Beirut when I spotted the Grand Hyatt construction site. I haven’t seen or heard about it before but based on what I’ve read, its construction was suspended due to the regional and local tensions but they resumed the works back in September 2013. The hotel is expected to be open by 2015.
The hotel will be very close to Down Town Beirut, to the Zaitunay bay and Beirut’s New Waterfront.
Instead of staying in hotels the next time you visit Lebanon, L’Hote Libanais gives you the opportunity to stay with Lebanese families in their own homes. You can either stay with Jamil in his 84 year old Beirut home, chill with the Emirs in Roula’s mountain house in the Chouf area, or chill at Colette’s seaside house in Batroun.
I think a lot of tourists and locals would love this experience as it’s different from the hotel stay and closer to the real life in Beirut and Lebanon as a whole. We need more of these Bed & Breakfast places in order to promote tourism in Lebanon and let people discover the whole country and not just visit Beirut, go to the Jeita Grotto and Baalbeck.
Check out the website [Here].
The Huffington Post shared a list of the “9 Places You Absolutely, Positively Must See Before You Die” on their 9th birthday and included Lebanon among them. To make it even better, they put a picture of the church I got married in.
I started this “How To Spend One Day In Lebanon” series of posts last year but had to stop them given the security situation at the time. However, I am hoping that this summer will be better for Lebanon so I will resume the posts in the upcoming weeks.
The 3 posts I’ve written last year are still valid and you can check them out below:
I tried looking for some footage from inside the plane but didn’t find any. That’s a pretty messed up story.