Hey all! So I am doing an internship/exchange program in Beirut from Christmas to late Jan. I have been closely watching the news, and in contact with the lead of the program, and he has assured me the media is exaggerating the dangers of Lebanon right now. I am a young American women who has been learning Arabic for the past three years. I am wondering if there is anything I should know about living in Beirut for a month/ safe travel around the country during this time, and even wondering if I should actually go at this point - my mother is worried, and it is making me worried!
We are scheduled to visit Lebanon (family with 2 kids - 13 and 7) this December 26 for 4 nights. We will only be in the Mzaar Ski Resort then Byblos. Is it safe? I just need assurance, most esp. we are traveling with our kids. Thank you
I am visiting Lebanon around NYE with my boyfriend, we've been to beirut once before but we've never been to Jbeil . We want to spend a relaxing time and have fun mengling with the locals. We r nt interested in architicture though We are more interested in nature and scenery.
so do you recommend I visit Jbeil ?or do you recommend we visit another part of Lebanon?
How safe is it in the town of Bqerzla in the mountains? Also, any idea how much it costs to get from Beirut to Tripoli, and then to Bqerzla? How much are apartments there? And food prices? Thanks so much!
I am looking for organic, plus - good steaks - wide variety. And is open on Sunday.
Hi, could anybody give some tips how to plan a short trip to Beirut? I just want to see something outside Europe, some good food, good drinks and good music. Thanks,
I'm planning a trip to visit Lebanon at the end of December. I'm going with my bf who is a Lebanese citizen and will be staying with him and his family in Saida and also visiting Beirut. However, the US embassy has issued a travel warning for all US citizens against travel to Lebanon, which is making me second guess the trip.
I just wanted to know any other personal opinions of how safe they felt visiting there. I'm also blonde, which makes me feel I will stand out. Will there be issues? Or since I'll be visiting with other Lebanese people, will I be okay? My bf and his family assure me everything is fine, but I would like some opinions from others who were tourists.
Me and my girl friend want to spend some time in a nice relaxing hotel. Is it possible or we have to be married and show some kind license? Or do hotels overlook such law and turn a blind eye.
how much it cost to travel from lebanon to america
My husband and I are travelling to see my relatives in Lebanon and I need to take gifts with me. I have a very large family over there so I need to keep things reasonably priced and packable of course. My father suggested honey as he said it was very expensive there (?). But I would love anyone to let me know what your thoughts are as I am a little bit stumped.
Hi, I want to travel to Lebanon next year as my grandparents are from there and I have some distant relatives still there. I am Australian and in March 2013 I visited Israel as my wife is Bahai and she wanted to visit some of the holy sites in Haifa. I read that having a recent stamp on my passport showing that I have travelled to Israel may complicate my ability to get a VISA into Lebanon, is this true? Any advice as to how I can work around this?
I'm thinking of visiting Lebanon in January 2014. It seems Beirut and the Christian areas directly to the east and north are safe for a blonde American like myself. What about places like Baalbek, Tyre, and Sidon? I'm most interested in the famous tourist sites; are those safe for Americans, even if they lie in Shia or Sunni areas? Even if the sites themselves are safe, are the roads through the Bekaa or areas south of the Litani River risky?
Also, I'll most likely be traveling alone, and my last name is vaguely Jewish. I haven't read anything suggesting that would be a problem, but I'm totally ok with cutting out a piece of the trip to limit any possibly unpleasant run-in with a Hezbollah checkpoint, or something like that.
how do you get in bus from the governemental palace to sassin square?
We're planning a trip to Israel and Lebanon in Oct '13. The Travel Advisory for Lebanon is to avoid all travel. Yet I've seen reviews from people saying it's fine with a guide (which we'll have) and to avoid border towns. If any of you have traveled to Lebanon within the past month, we'd love to hear your experience/thoughts. Thank you!
Will Lebanon take me back as its citizen if I get deported from the U.S after 30 years ?
im an American traveling to lebanon in december do i need a visa now or do i receive it there at the airport there
I am planning on traveling sat sept 14th -Monday the 16th and am going.to Beirut staying at Le Gray. Am I crazy? Everyone is telling me not to go, the government has issued warnings, Im told I am a prime person for kidnapping (being blond, etc.). I am traveling alone so, I have that aspect. I just wanted to see some of the sites, check out a night club and chill at the hotel pool. Should I bag it and go straight to Cyprus where I am slated to go on the 16th? Should I not go to a nightclub alone? I haven't figured out what to see yet, but I know there are some ruins, etc. Do you suggest hiring (not renting actually hiring a driver) a car for a day to drive me around and wait for me?
Please help me decide what to do. I am totally confused and while I want to go and check it out, I don't want to be stupid.
Next week I will have my flight to Beirut for a short (10days) trip to visit Lebanon. Since the Dutch government changed their travel advice to Lebanon today I totally do not know what to do. The advice is now: all not-essential travels are discourgared. What do you think? Is it still safe to visit Beirut center and Byblos and some other place at the coast?
I know that there are several warnings you have to take very serious but I also know that they are very fast with a very intens negative advice for a whole country even when the "problems" are located in certain areas.
Hopefully you can give me some advice.
Hi we are going to Beirut with my husband and 1 year old boy. Is it safe to go there now?
Hi , I am travelling to Beirut this Friday till Sunday and i was wondering if its safe after the latest news and whether is should cancel my business trip or not? This is my first time in beirut. thank you
I'm a British citizen and i want to stay in Lebanon for more than a month( a month and 3 days ) and the visa they give in the airport for a month only. any advice on how to obtain a longer visa from the airport ( what do i have to do)?
Hey i want to travel out of lebanon but im not sure how old i should be to travel from lebanon to another country alone and can u tell me which is the safest country to travel to ?
Is it safe to go to Haret Hreik (suburbs of beirut) and spend the summer there? My family live there, I went last summer and I had alot of fun. But because of the recent car bomb Im a bit worried. In addition to that I heard that there is a large number of syrian refugees and that crime rate has gone up tremendously. What do you think?
Thank you for the reply! Now we have booked our trip to Beirut!!
My next question is
Is Beirut children-friendly?
What can we do with two kids in the age of 3-5 years? We prefer to stay in Beirut, and not outsider the town..
Hope you can help us!
hi I am lebanese and I want to go study business in australia
so what must I do?please help and thanks
Me & My family is planning à trip to Beirut in late july/august..
How is the safety there now? Thinking about the carbomb in south Beirut....
Do you think its ok to travel with à kid?
What are the shopping malls that I need to visit in Beirut?
I am not that much into shopping. I would rather see creative concepts. In this sense, I am interested in the malls that have interesting kiosks, brands and concepts.
Has anyone been to Beirut Mall recently?
Is Wetzel's Pretzel still open in Beirut Mall?