Most cities by the sea posses a certain kind of beauty. Beirut is one of those cities. Like a beautiful woman who is aware of her looks and awaits for no adoration, there is blue wherever you look; a clear sky that is adorned with the beautiful blue Mediterranean sea.
It was a brief trip we took- luckily there was enough time to visit a mountain area an hour outside Beirut called Jbeil. The latter was really the high light of our trip. Jbeil had an exciting street life with bars scattered around and little churches placed in various areas.
What was striking about the food we had in Lebanon was how fresh the fruits and vegetables were. Unglamorous pool side dishes like fatoush salad and grilled shishtaouk were excellent. We tried a fusion restaurant called Casablanca– I had a shiitake spring roll dipped with minted soya sauce with grilled Asparagus.
Last day in Beirut my daughter, dad and myslef decided to venture into down town- riding in a taxi in Beirut is fun- sometimes taxi drivers can be moody and rude- but the guy that we rode with was witty and we laughed a lot at his jokes- of course he completely ignored our request to not light up a cigarette in the car because we had a child with us. All in all it was a happy and short trip and i have to say it felt safe to be there- even though it was empty of tourists.