21 reasons why Lebanon is the most beautiful country in the world!!

March 2, 2010  

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On an early Sunday morning, waiting for the second M.E.A flight to Paris, thinking about Lebanon, about the positive things we don’t see and the negative feedbacks we stipulate on a daily basis.

We have a wonderful treasure, that needs a bit of attention. Its 8 a.m, the plane doors close, i grab my laptop, close my eyes and think about the things i would miss about Lebanon and 21 reasons came to my mind that make Lebanon, the most beautiful country in the world:

1) Nothing starts off a Lebanese morning to the soothing melodies of the a living Lebanese Legend, Fayrouz. This tradition has remained constant for 50 yrs, people listening to the same tunes day after day.

2) Early, morning, on a calm Sunday, waking on the echoes of the Mosques and Churches of Beirut. The day starts with kebbe, radish, and all the raw meat food you can think about with the delicious Arak. I can understand eating that at lunch but for breakfast?
Ow, i still have the taste in my mouth, the mouthwatering Mankouche, filled with Cheese, kechek or zaatar. Along with Laban drink, or a 250L.L Bonjus drink. a complete salty breakfast for a few lires, 3000 L.L compared to the sweet and heavy European one.

3) Summer in Lebanon, a medley of musical genres. A breathtaking experience you can have by watching Sting at Baalbek, or Jose Carreras at Beiteddine, Pink Floyd, Phil collins, Mika in Downtown beirut and many others from the international music scene. Want to change, check out CASINO DU LIBAN, shows, colors, dance, magic, Rahbani theatre and finish by a sumptuous dinner and a poker game.
The Lebanese festivals are becoming more and more professional year after year and the competition is raising the standards to another level including Byblos, Baalbek, Beiteddine, Tyr, Tripoli, Batroun and all the local villages.

4) Any club hopper would agree that Beirut is one of the few cities where you can watch a group of girls belly dancing to trendy hip-hop beats, such as skybar or white.

5) Going out, every night, enjoying the Beirut NightLife, from a drink in Gemmayze on the happy hours, to a glass of champagne at the music hall, a grey gooze cocktail underground at the basement and finishing it all with a delicious breakfast at zaatar wou zeit. How do people work in this country?

6) A vibrant Meza or mezeh scattered about a tabletop surrounded by friends whose fingers are dipped in all plates, all 75 of them filled with laughter.
The tradition wants it to start at 1 p.m and never leave the table before 5p.m, eat until you cannot move anymore; meat, Hommos, vegetables and fruits of all kinds.
Arak, cheering, laughing, remembering all days…
Time to go home, everybody is too generous that it finishes by a dispute about who would be paying the bill.
You had a lot to eat, wanted to change and have the best desert on earth.

7) Should it be the north or the south. you can have breakfast at Abdel Rahman el Hallab, in Qasr el Helou at Tripoli, and maybe afternoon desert at the El Baba in Saida. The fresh and tasty baklava complemented by a cup of Arabic Coffee. The golden sweetness bejeweled with pistachio and nuts.

8) The sizzling sound of Falafel with an aroma to entice your every fancy. this tradition sandwich is the best and cheapest thing to eat as you stroll across the city. Falafel Sahioun is one of the few that does it without garlic, a family reproducing the same recipe since decades.

9) From North to South, laughing, discussions, coffee, all cafes are the meeting point of Lebanese waiting to discuss politics. All conversations are based on that, no other country in the world are involved that much with politics: All Lebanese know it all, and every one’s opinion is the best.

10) A Lebanese dusk in springtime transmits the most beautiful fragrance of Jasmine and Orange Blossom in the air. You are blessed when a neighbor has these growing in pots on their balcony.

11) The Beirut airport offers Valet Parking. Enough said!
McDonalds has a delivery service! Wow! Unique country.

12) It’s 3 a.m and you are craving for orange juice, an ice cream cone, or even a Narguileh. Lebanon has it all, its a phone call away. All those things are within reach  for free. Even if you need a cigarette pack, don’t worry, just ask the delivery boy to get you a box on his way.

13) A small and beautiful country having more cars that its inhabitants. And we are all pissed from the traffic jams. A single family of 3 has 5 cars. yet, there is a moment of sheer beauty as you watch the face of a frustrated man swearing at those around him gently turn to a grin as you raise your hand to him, smile whole heartedly, and ask him kindly if you may over pass him.

14) Downtown Beirut, the only city center we have where all religions, categories and ranks meet to have the walk of pride.
Proud of this country, this architecture that stood 25 years of war. Souk el Tayyeb, Aswak Beirut, Saifi village, Aishti, Burberry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Virgin, Rolex and the chicha cafes are all there to make your day happier.

15) Bored, just visit one of the best events calendar in Lebanon. the country that never sleeps, www.beirutnightlife.com to have it all. more that 10 events daily.

16) While many metropolitan cities do not offer many options for cheap public transportation, Lebanon overflows with buses, service cars, private taxis and coming soon the Boat Taxis and the English Cars. For only a couple of dollars, an old rickety mercedes will take you anywhere you need.

17) Couple of words to know while visiting Lebanon, ITFADAL, BONJOURAK, AHLA WOU SAHLA, YALLA, TAMEM, KIFNA, WALAW. Whenever someone is carrying a bag of fruits, eating potato chips, or whether you compliment them on the beautiful silver ring sitting snugly on their finger, they will always gesture those words. What is mine, is surely yours.

18) Makhlouf, Chez Toni, Bliss House or Jabbour, delicious cocktails of natural fruits: that you will miss wherever you travel.

19) You are English, French or Arabic, Lebanon has it all. Or listen to a lebanese conversation and grab the words you understand (hi Kifak, Ca Va?) or ask anyone to speak your language and you’ll have it done. The Lebanese people speak no less than 3 languages.

20) Ski, Bicycle, Karting, Swimming, Beach, Sun, ATV, Skidoo, Cinema, Bungee Jumping, Caving, Walking, climbing, fishing, hunting, sand playing… Yes, its all in Lebanon, in just one single day.

21) And finally, the Lebanese girls, in full make up 24/7, beautiful, sexy and trendy.
A mix of races providing one of the most beautiful lines on the planet.
Just go grab a drink at a trendy bar like central or any other in the gemayze street and enjoy the creations of God.

Don’t you just miss those things the moment you step out of Lebanon?!?!?!?!?! Or Do you miss other things??!??!?!?!

 

50 Responses

  1. Mahmoud Abdullah June 4, 2010

    Lol.. I love the reasons

     
     
  2. anthony June 4, 2010

    This summer is gonna rock

     
     
  3. anthony June 4, 2010

    I LOVE LEBANON
    I LOVE BEIRUT

     
     
  4. JD October 25, 2010

    The most beautiful country in the world? hahaha, you’re joking right?

    I guess you haven’t traveled much man.

     
     
  5. Nada January 29, 2011

    I have traveled the world. you might see some beautiful things abroad, but Lebanon will always be Lebanon. The trendy, funny, choatic country we all love.\
    Yes, Lebanon is the most beautiful country in the world dispite all.

     
     
  6. Joy February 2, 2011

    Those reasons are poetically well said , but in real life , they are not enough to make of our country the most beautiful one …. Feirouz, the Lebanese Mezza and the special edition words people share are a great addition to mention if Lebanon was a stable and strong republic, but when it is in a constant struggle and continuous fights in politics and poverty and social problems , we’d better try to find some good reasons that would keep the young generation in this country and not push them to leave it and find a better land for their development and future ambitions.

     
     
  7. Joe Sarkis February 2, 2011

    EXCELLENT reasons and completely true !!
    Damm how i miss my Country !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
     
  8. roger February 2, 2011

    this is lebanon !!;)

     
     
  9. Haidar July 6, 2011

    Yes Man! Leaving to Lebanon in 10 hours.

     
     
  10. NEGAR August 4, 2011

    IT ISNT SO MUCH BEUTIFUL IT SORDINERY COUNTRY DONT WAISTE UR TIME

     
     
  11. ahmad October 10, 2011

    vere gooooood. i love you

     
     
  12. Cedrus December 31, 2011

    Lebanon is the most beautiful country in the world!!

    It’s Lebanon :)

     
     
  13. Kawsar Reslan March 9, 2012

    I love Lebanon with all my heart and soul <3

     
     
  14. Silvania May 6, 2012

    Everything is true, lebanon is just… BREATHTAKING!!but u forgot the cultur and the fulclore and the dabkeh (love) its just amazing!! :* whoever said that egypt or jordan or syria or any country is better than lebanon, then i must say they are totaly wrong(dnt get me wrong, i luv these countries)the only prob is the war, bcuz its destroying lebanon’s image..but we dnt feel like there is a war :D its the only country that has churches and jemii(muslim places to worship god)and no one acts religious..half muslims here wear hijab(unlike other arab countries), the others dnt and r totaly westernized…the greatest fashion designers came out of lebanon bcuz they r amazingly stylish!!like a poem said:Everything is true, lebanon is just… BREATHTAKING!!but u forgot the cultur and the fulclore and the dabkeh (love) its just amazing!! :* whoever said that egypt or jordan or syria or any country is better than lebanon, then i must say they are totaly wrong(dnt get me wrong, i luv these countries)the only prob is the war, bcuz its destroying lebanon’s image..but we dnt feel like there is a war :D its the only country that has churches and jemii(muslim places to worship god)and no one acts religious..half muslims here wear hijab(unlike other arab countries), the others dnt and r totaly westernized…the greatest fashion designers came out of lebanon bcuz they r amazingly stylish!!

     
     
  15. Silvania May 6, 2012

    Like a poem once said(im not that gd at translating though:)lebaonon, the bride of the universe, the wedding of peace..the best poem written, the best melody heard and the purest image seen…lebanon, the marrige of cultures, the meadow of greens, the legend of life, the mother of vitgin MARY and the sister of men…if palistine is the heart, then u r the pound and the arteries…lebanon, in ur independence day i say, u r the bride of the universe the wedding of peace..the east of god, and the world is the south!!

     
     
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  17. Ahmad August 28, 2012

    Lebanon looooooover I don’t live in Lebanon bt I always wished that I could live in Lebanon though am lebanese and finally my dream came true. Am here walking @zaytoona bay at sun rise hamra in the day and downtown @nite loooooove lebanon Beirut Jnoon shamal

     
     
  18. Sako September 1, 2012

    aywa awiyye kello mazbout I LOVE LEBANON! IM IN IT NOW :P

     
     
  19. Elie September 7, 2012

    The only reason is food? from the breakfast to dinner and the 3 am Arguileh or Hallab? how old are you and how much do you weigh? why didn’t you mention anything about cars without plates, road blockings, burning tires on any occasion, gun shooting whenever any politician appears on tv…? we all love lebanon but each on his way, like Jubran once said: “lakom Loubnanokon wa li Loubnani”.
    The way you see Lebanon is really way far from what we want to see, food is found anywhere(illa iza ma baddak tekol gheir hommos) and Europe has the best beaches in the world, starting from Spain to France and ending in Turkey and Cyprus.

     
     
  20. Husein November 27, 2012

    lebanon is wonderful country but it continues this way everything will be destroyed hope no..if u like and adore the nature u have to go donnieh or tanourine or chouf they r just amazing there u can enjoy the high mountains greenish everywhere the water ceder and the almight of GOD..if u love the nigh life u have batroune junieh or beiruth..if u like to see old cities u have old tripoli and zouk micheal..if u like to see modern city go to junieh..if u like the ski go keserwan faraya o bacharri..if u like to swim and wana enjoy the beaches must go tyre or cheka..if u wana see typical mountain town deir el amar..if u wana wine go to zahle and even berdouni restaurants..if u wana see the history must go to sidon tyre jbeil tripoli and ofcourse baalbeck..if u wana see elegant construction and architecure wont find like chateau prince bachir 2 in beit ddine..if u wana see how lebanese is sttuborn and love the challenge even poor castlle of mousa..if u wana enjoy ur time in summer u have alay bremana bhamdoune rachaya el wadi ehden bcharai bkaa safrine..if u wana see ugly place makab berej hamoud..ugly suburb dahieh el jnoubieh tebana in tripoli..if u wana dive under the ground must go grotte jeita..if u wana see diverse people freedome of speech ugly mood or nice mood..u must go lebanon..if u wana taste unique lemonada go batroune if u wana taste unique ice cream go mina tripoli or kosba o sahle..if u wana eat delcious kebba go ehden if u wana enjoy declious fish jebil and mina..if u wana enjoy unique eastern dessert tripoli and sidon…lebanon te amo te extraño te quiero tanto

     
     
  21. Husein November 27, 2012

    lebanon is wonderful country but it continues this way everything will be destroyed hope no..if u like and adore the nature u have to go donnieh or tanourine or chouf they r just amazing there u can enjoy the high mountains greenish everywhere the water ceder and the almight of GOD..if u love the nigh life u have batroune junieh or beiruth..if u like to see old cities u have old tripoli and zouk micheal..if u like to see modern city go to junieh..if u like the ski go keserwan faraya o bacharri..if u like to swim and wana enjoy the beaches must go tyre or cheka..if u wana see typical mountain town deir el amar.

     
     
  22. Husein November 27, 2012

    .if u wana wine go to zahle and even berdouni restaurants..if u wana see the history must go to sidon tyre jbeil tripoli and ofcourse baalbeck..if u wana see elegant construction and architecure wont find like chateau prince bachir 2 in beit ddine..if u wana see how lebanese is sttuborn and love the challenge even poor castlle of mousa..if u wana enjoy ur time in summer u have alay bremana bhamdoune rachaya el wadi ehden bcharai bkaa safrine..if u wana see ugly place makab berej hamoud..ugly suburb dahieh el jnoubieh tebana in tripoli..if u wana dive under the ground must go grotte jeita..if u wana see diverse people freedome of speech ugly mood or nice mood..u must go lebanon..if u wana taste unique lemonada go batroune if u wana taste unique ice cream go mina tripoli or kosba o sahle..if u wana eat delcious kebba go ehden if u wana enjoy declious fish jebil and mina..if u wana enjoy unique eastern dessert tripoli and sidon…lebanon te amo te extraño te quiero tanto

     
     
  23. Lynn April 1, 2013

    LIVE LOVE BEiRUT ! <33

     
     
  24. mohammad ejaz ahmed butt February 14, 2014

    its beautiful country

     
     
  25. Dana Akil J. March 9, 2014

    I don’t get this country. People in it complain 24/7 (rightfully so) and then as soon as they leave…they seem to forget all the bad shit that happens there. I’m going to call that Beiruty-Amnesia. Wake up people, Lebanon is NOT a nice country. It’s a country torn apart by religion, corrupt politicians and offers nearly ZERO job opportunities for the ambitious youth. It’s a shithole. Let’s not live in denial and pretend that everything is OK in that country and that it’s completely normal to go clubbing while innocent people are getting killed left and right by religious zealots and terrorists. Fuck that noise.

     
     

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