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Cyprus Off-Season

When I was in Lebanon a few years ago I was surprised how close I was to Cyprus.  Had I  done my research I would have visited at that time.  As I love Mediterranean food and climate I decided to … Continue reading

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the Five for 2015

It’s getting more difficult to amass 5 new countries each year…it is uncommon now to get more than one in a single trip. This year with tickets purchased already for the remaining months, I will have managed to do it: … Continue reading

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An Oasis Amid the Mayhem in the Middle East

Lebanon has endured war with its neighbors and within its own boundaries.  It is a country made up of diverse groups like Shia Muslims, Sunni Muslims, Christians, Druze and many refugees from the region. Such conflict is always devastating to the land and economy. While … Continue reading

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Lebanese Libations (and cuisine)

It comes as no surprise that the temple of Bacchus (god of agriculture and wine) in Baalbek is the best preserved and largest Roman temple of its size anywhere in the world.  It is more colossal than the Parthenon. However, … Continue reading

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