Lately I met up with my friend C. and we both love to travel. So we spent the evening chatting, eating and drinking wine thinking about destinations we wanna head to next. Our interest is mostly sparked by exotic destinations where not everyone travels to and probably many people aren’t even interested in heading there. We set the main focus on two destinations for now, Beirut Lebanon and Baku Azabaijan.
In this post we will talk about Beirut and one for Baku will follow in the near future. I don’t know why but Lebanon has fascinated me for a long time now. I have not been there yet but it is certainly on the agenda to travel there soon. Hopefully with my friend C.!
I remember when I started studying media design where documentary filmmaking was a major subject we were being taught, that our professor told us about a documentary that two or three girls shot in Beirut as their bachelor film project. It was in 2005 right after the last war episode and one of the girls was originally from Lebanon. Unfortunately I have never watched this documentary but it sounded like the most fascinating bachelor film project to me ever and I have always been a travel addict and world explorer ever since I was little. So whenever the professor mentioned that film project my fascination for Lebanon was back immediately.
According to Wikipedia Beirut is one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited more than 5000 years ago. I ask you, isn’t that fascinating?! Apparently Beirut is also called Paris of the Middle East, art and fashion were really important and en vogue, a fusion of East and West, of tradition and modernitiy is stated in an article about why Beirut was once called Paris in the Middle East. Apparently art and fashion still play an important role in Beirut today and it is the home of quite a few famous fashion designers. It sounds like a very interesting city that I’d love to explore with my friend C. soon. Hopefully we can make this happen in the next year, I am excited already while writing this!
Have you been to Beirut? Any recommendations, things I have to do, places I have to see, restaurants that offer awesome food?! Whatever you can recommend, please let me know! Or if you live there and want to meet up, so you can show us the ‘real Beirut’, that would be so even more amazing. Experiencing a city through the eye and lifestyle of a local is always the best.