It’s always a joy letting people know that I’m from Lebanon. Their eyes light up as they respond with “Oh, I have heard great things and I really would love to visit.” Or “Oh, I was just there and it was fabulous.”
Although, I’ve noticed on more then one occasion that both responses are followed by a reference to the party scene in Lebanon. Though I have never seen a culture more geared, willing and resilient to having a good time, no matter the circumstance, that’s not my Lebanon.
When I’m on vacation, in a country I’ve never been to, it’s never too relaxing and my days are consumed with running around and taking advantage of every second I have.
When I vacation in Lebanon on the other hand, its a vacation I can truly relax in. At home, visiting my family and my home land.
I give you the softer side of Lebanon in the below pictures, from the sea side, to the valley to the snow capped mountain tops… sit back, relax and enjoy.