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10 days in Lebanon (day 9) walk through the woods of Taanayel

June 20, 2018 Wednesday –  en route to Taanayel   I know, this is quite late  but I would still like to share my last day in Lebanon. That was a lovely day to walk before heading to our final destination Taanayel. A beautiful sight to behold Taanayel village is just a few kilometers from Zahleh,

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10 days in Lebanon (day 8) en route to Cedars of Lebanon

June 19, 2018 to Cedars of Lebanon We were out everyday so we decided to rest for a day (7) and today (8) we went driving, instead of riding a tourist  bus. It was a beautiful day, stopping to smell the freshness of the air and appreciate the beauty of nature. We passed by  Deir

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10 days in Lebanon (day 6) From Saint Charbel church to Baatara Gorge Waterfall and Douma

June 17, 2018 Saint Charbel church Before going to our final destination of the day, we passed by St charbel Church, located at the outskirt of the town Jezzine. A lot of people came to attend the Sunday mass. We also saw a group of Filipinos, who were on tour. St Maroun Monastery is also

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10 days in Lebanon (day 5) Beqaa Valley to Baalbek Roman Ruins

June 16, 2018 Beqaa – Bekaa Wow! This is the 5th day, imagine waking up early morning everyday, thinking what to wear ? hahaha True! Believe me…I see you’re smiling, with my madame malou huh! Wearing same clothes for two consecutive day is a NO! Period! Funny, I was told that Lebanese women are very

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10 days in Lebanon (day 4) Nabatieh Beaufort Castle

June 15, 2018 Nabatieh It’s the first day of Eid, we thought that tour buses were not operating but to our surprise it did! So off we went 🙂 we did not waste time, didn’t we? We woke up at 5:30 in the morning, excited to go on our first trip, we were told if

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10 days in Lebanon (day 3) Teleferique from Jounieh to Harissa and a walk to Byblos

June 14, 2018 – Teleferique from Jounieh to Harissa Harissa  village is 20 km north of Beirut. On the 3rd day we went back to Jounieh looking for teleferique. I was wondering what is teleferique? Teleferique dubbed as “Terorrifique” is  a cable car 🙂 I am afraid of heights let alone the cable car, but

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10 days in Lebanon (day 2/2) en route to Jeita – just for fun

June 13, 2018 En route to the magical Jeita grotto 18 Km north of Lebanon, the road leading to the caverns is carved into the mountains and surrounded with trees. There lived a family enchanted by the cool swept of the air and the smell of  nature. The ALjeji family 🙂 A family of four

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10 days in Lebanon (day 2/1) Dog river to Jeita cave to Jounieh

June 13, 2018 – Dog River Nahr al -Kalb (Dog River) runs 31 km from a spring coming from Jeita to the Mediterranean sea. There are about 20 commemorative inscriptions (stelae) on the rocks at the mouth of the river. It sum up the history of Lebanon, from high antiquity to the present. It includes

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10 days in Lebanon (day 1) Pigeon rock Beirut

June 12, 2018 – Day 1   My best friend of 28 years and her family left Jeddah for good so I took the Eid holiday with them in Lebanon. I arrived in the afternoon of June 12, 2018. There was no big fuss at the airport. It was like coming home to my own

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