Beirut is often referred to as the Paris of the east, and I think that’s an extremely accurate summary of the city. Beyond the architecture, I couldn’t help but notice just how chic so much of the culture was, including many of the people. Beirut was much more of a scene than I was expecting.Impressions Of Beirut, Lebanon | One Mile at a Time
By Ben Lucky. Old article from April 2019 but still valid very much. Don’t miss the 62 comments, a wealth of information. The author should compare Lebanon to Cyprus or Greece.