Beirut, Lebanon - "Paris of the East"

I guess landing in Lebanon calls for a 'hey surprise folks' opening line?  If indeed you have formed an expression of shock, confusion or disbelief, that's ok, I can understand that. Although with places like Israel, Jordan and Lebanon previously visited, I'm guessing that's the majority of the 'surprise-pie' now consumed? In fact, I honestly say that I knew nothing about Lebanon prior to booking my flight. That might sound crazy ...

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From green zone Beirut to red zone Lebanon

You might recall that in my previous post I mentioned that my first few days of exploration here were pretty much alone and how a lack of companionship would be a concern for my remaining stay? Thankfully that concern was quashed the very day I published 'Beirut, Lebanon - "Paris of the East" so in actual fact I've ended up with the best of both worlds; one half of the week solo-style and the latter half with new travel friends. ...

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