It was called the Paris of the east for a long time, until the civil war started in 1975 when 27 Palestinian civilians where killed by an attack on a bus.
From the Beirut Travel Guide
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-Arrived before midnight. The reception was full of smoke. The receptionist increased the room charge. The room did not have telephone, fridge, water, tea, e-mail facility, TV. The room did not have a key. I stayed for 30 minutes and then I had to find another hotel nearby. ... more
Good location to all the places. Breakfast was abit boring. Not much selection, even it is a 4 star hotel (may just 2 star, I guess). Overall the room is alright, good for 2 people. The hotel is offering day tours. Please make sure you get the final quote in BLACK & WHITE. I booked the day tours through the hotel. ... more
beirut or damascus?
I haven't been to Beirut but i was in Damascus last week and thought it was a great city. The old city is gorgeous and there is also plenty going on in the more modern parts of the city. The rest of syria is fanstastic and there is loads to see. you can get to Beirut quite easily by bus from Damascus ...
Beirut- War torn or the new place to be...?
Hi Beirut is a totally unknown destination, completely plagued by its sordid past......what do people think? Is it the new place to be? I found this article and it sounds amzing!!!!!!! -snip- Let me know your thoughts..... ...
For east, My first visit to Beirut.If you have a prejudice about East you really get surprise.. Why is referred to as Paris of the East. Iy you don’t have much time, 3 days enough for this travel. Especially in the end of May and the month of June is the ideal time to visit. One day, enjoy the pool ...
Posted in TatliGezgin by TATLIGEZGIN
Landed in Beirut yesterday fairly late at night. I Got back onto the American University Campus with my old ID card, then went straight to my old room and found my old roomate Mitch there, who was surprised to see me two months late. It's good to be back in Beirut actually. Great town, and good to see ...
Posted in Across the Levant by bj_945