Beirut

Beirut

Beirut is the perfect destination for seasoned travellers: here, East and West intertwine in intricate and fascinating ways, creating a city so magnetic few are able to resist its powerful draw. It's certainly true that much has changed over the latter half of the twentieth century – Beirut rising to become glitterati central in the 60s but falling from grace during the bloody Civil War – but the city is alive and kicking, enticing travellers with superb gastronomy, the Middle East's most vibrant nightlife and a close proximity to the ancient towns of Byblos and Baalbek.
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