Planning a trip to Tripoli and Beddawi refugee camp to visit my husbands family. A couple of quirks here I'd like to get some feedback on:
1. Husband is a Palestinian carrying a Syrian passport (says Palestinian on it, but issued by Syria). He is a green card holder, but not yet an American citizen. Have been told by several family members to prepare for harassment in airport authorities, etc. I will be there also and am US citizen, which apparently should lessen things as long as we…
Hello! I'm headed to Beirut next week and would like to ask for some thoughts. I've read all the security advice (from many Western governments and from travelers) and largely made my decisions on that front, but a few issues remain a little unclear to me.
Baalbek: by virtue of its location in the Beqaa Valley, east of the Litani, it's on every Western government's no go list, but I can't imagine going to Lebanon and not visiting these ruins. My plan is to go with an organised tour from Beirut…
Hi all, I am visiting Beirut next week for a long weekend - would be great to visit one of the vineyards - can anyone recommend one of them? as well as if they are in areas safe to visit for western tourists?
Is a local address and phone number required to obtain a VOA at the Beirut airport? If so, would using the address and phone number of the hotel I am staying out suffice?
I ask because I am getting conflicting info about the requirement. The airline's TIMATIC page indicates an address and phone number are required but the US State Department's website doesn't list it as a requirement and the Lebanon's Embassy's website has a dead link to the requirements.
Hello! half Lebanese here!
Going to travel to Beirut for my second time July-August. Looking for wheelchair accessible attractions for my father who is not mobile. any suggestions are appreciated!
So, I have an opportunity to go to Beirut at the beginning of August. It doesn't seem that this forum is very busy these days and am really trying to get a feel of how things are.
Yes I read the news and I read all the travel advisories ( No NON ESSENTIAL travel!!) but it's so hard to know.
People say it's safe and of course, no you have no idea when and where anything is going to happen. I've read that Balbeek unfortunately could be no-go. I only have just over a week, so IF I go…
I have a 3 week trip booked at the start of June to Beiruit. There has been recent updates on the smart traveller web page for Australia and Canada. Just wanting some real advise on the safety for westerners in Beiruit as of current.
Thanks in advance all feedback is appreciated
Hi all, I'm planing to travel to Beirut on Jun 1st for 5 days, anybody have idea if there is any interesting event or festival like concert, dancing, etc during first week of Jun in Beirut?
I'm going to be spending about 6/7 weeks in Lebanon this summer starting the end of June, to improve my Arabic at a course and see as much as I can of the city and ideally some of the country. I've arranged a place through AirBnB, and have my flights booked and course chosen, but in terms of traveling, I'd really appreciate some recommendations of places to see and visit, stuff to do, etc. I'm considering looking at volunteering a bit, but I'm quite keen on finding some good places…
Last summer I traveled to Lebanon and received a one month visa on arrival. If I revisit Lebanon this summer will I still be eligible for a new visa on arrival, or would I need to request one beforehand?