what not to miss in LEBANON

what should i do here for ~1.5-2 weeks? In Beirut specifically and then other than Beirut.
inb4 'bad time to go' etc.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This video is a must-watch about Lebanon

    Their economy is so screwed people are working for 7 euro per month

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Most importantly, governmental exchange rate is 1usd:1500lira including payouts on ATMs and card payments of all kinds. Bring plenty of cash and exchange it in the black markets - current course is 25 times the official rate.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lebanon has one of the largest diaspora populations in the world, everybody either has somebody or knows somebody who lives abroad and can get them fresh dollars
      This is especially true in the more French speaking Christian population
      The situation is bad but it's not *as* bad as these videos like to make out

      Most importantly, governmental exchange rate is 1usd:1500lira including payouts on ATMs and card payments of all kinds. Bring plenty of cash and exchange it in the black markets - current course is 25 times the official rate.

      I think they're actually changing the official rate to 15,000/$ at the end of the month, none official is still 2x

      I always wanted to go but this isn't a good time now is it?

      It's perfectly fine to go now

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This, I am Lebanese Armenian and most lebanese christians live like garden gnomes in western countries and send money back. Even Syria is not as bad as youd think it is

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          How does sending money back work though? Surely people don't accept withdrawing at the bank exchange rate and you can't withdraw dollars with a local card
          Or do they physically being cash every so often?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Western union

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I always wanted to go but this isn't a good time now is it?

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to their southern border and throw rocks at israel

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can visit gov area (was closed for like a 3 years), you need to fastalk guards into leting you in, but it was possible when i was there 5 weeks ago, its basicly a ghost town in the middle of city. Theres not a lot to see in Beirut, but a lot to expirience, like going via promenade when its evening (no lights beside cars and handheld flashlights), hiking throught the border zone (many destroyed buildings fron 70's) and so on. If youre into phonicians/archeology i recommend visiting byblos, belbek and tyre, all got amazing monuments you could eaisly spend half a day exploring if youre into it. Take some stuff in case you got the shits tho and dont drink/wash your mouth with running warer, because it can ruin your expirience.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also like other ppl mentioned, when i was there the black market exchange rate was 1dol to 30,000 lira and changed to 1dol to >32,000 lira in a span of 5 days, it fluctuate constantly, locals say its set up by lebanon elites constantly trying to make a buck from buying/selling large amount of lira. There are problems with electricity, but all better hotels have its own generator, also there was 2 days during my trip when the country main optical fiber was shut down, so there was almost no internet. Look out for scams close to the doves rock (ladies that look for protection and target lonely male turists).

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        In response to this comment you can use this website to keep an eye on the live rate
        https://lirarate.org/
        Looking at that graph really makes me sad, I hope this country recovers soon

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to Mleeta, see the souks of Tripoli, see the Crusader castle in Tripoli, lots of things to do.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Spend as much time as you can in Byblos, and Batroun. If you're a coomer, go to anywhere that's advertised as a supernight

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Before anyone asks, lebanese women are some of the bitchiest and "open" in the arab world. I'd say most are virgins and the rest probably did buttstuff or hook up once. However, they are all spoiled brats and materialistic to the max, they make russians look like amish. If you have a flashy sportscar women will line up for you.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Forget about the sports car, right now it's enough to have reliable electricity.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How is the coomin situation in Lebanon? Will it get me killed?

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >what not to miss in LEBANON
    The local girls.

    They're out of this world.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They don't put out though.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you creampie in lebanon sir?

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    kebab

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm planning a 3 day, 4 night trip to Lebanon. 1 day for Beirut, another for Grotto and Byblos and another for Balbeek.

    Does this make sense?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I more or less did similar to this, spent 2 days in beirut 1 day in byblos and a day trip from beirut to baalbek
      Highly recommended

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You should visit Israel instead.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      that's like from 0-100 budgetwise.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        cool it with the antisemitism

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      For what exactly? Getting banned from visiting most of MENA after?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        this
        be careful, i was denied entry to syria a long time ago (probably 15+ years) because i had an israel stamp on my passport
        they also questioned me a bit and then i realized you dont fuck with arabs in regards to israel
        touring in europe is much better anyway

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    enjoy the blackouts and the poverty lol
    on the plus side, their economy is so fucked you can live like a king with a few bucks

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