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Living It Up In Lebanon (Middle_East)
By:Shll Disuja

Believe you me, it pays to be at the crossroads, and when it happens to be three distinct and equally enriching cultures, a unique travel experience is guaranteed. Cheap flights to Lebanon are aplenty, so go ahead and have an amazing time this vacation season. A step into the country and you are surrounded by beauty all over. Blessed with golden beaches, stunning landscapes, panoramic views and striking vistas, Lebanon is truly beauty personified. Sitting pretty at the crossroads of the Mediterranean Basin and the Arabian hinterland has had great influence of the country's affluent history and designed a cultural identity of religious and ethnic diversity. Every nook and cranny is laden withy archeological and historical wealth. Well-preserved mosaics from the Roman and Byzantine eras, colorful, tiny stones forming intricate images of mythological figures, and other important ancient ruins are unmistakable.

A step beyond the urban Lebanon and you come face to face with beautiful countrysides, traditional villages and religious sites. Miles and miles long coastline, magnificent mountains and sunny climes, makes for a perfect recipe for outdoor fun. The sugary white beaches beckon you, put on a nice swimsuit and get ready to spend an entire day by the sea. The adventurous at heart and their ilk have a great time indulging in some water fun, including scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, parasailing, windsurfing, and fishing. No matter when you choose to come here, you'll always find something hugely interesting to keep you entertained for the entire length of your stay. If water fun doesn't go well with you, try camping, hiking, trekking, caving, bird watching, mountain climbing, etc. Lebanon is certainly a place of endless possibilities and tourism of several types can be indulged in and enjoyed. The souks and night bazaars are forever buzzing with activity, find exquisite and traditional craft items, art jewelry, hand-woven rugs, spices and gourmet foods and other souvenirs take home. Lebanese cuisine is famous the world over and certainly doesn't need any introduction. Satisfy the gourmand within through savoring and relishing exotic dishes and specialty food, they are sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you asking for more.

There's much to be done and seen here, given a plethora of museums and art galleries, exhibition houses and several cultural sites. Nighttime revelry, too, is pretty vast and interesting. There are several nightclubs, discotheques, cafes, pubs, bars, wine lounges and party places by the beach ready to make you merry every night. Have a lively conversation with the locals over a Lebanese espresso, gulp a few beers at atop an open-air pub or shake a leg till dawn at a jazzy discotheque. Choices of lodging vary greatly as you can find both luxurious hotel stays as well as cheap hotel accommodations. For a truly unique vacation, come to Lebanon today!

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