Miscellaneous: Below are a few books I recommend reading prior to a trip to Beirut:
Pity The Nation, by Robert Fisk
Beyrouth - La Brûlure des Rêves (Éditions Autrements, Collection Monde)
Histoire du Liban Contemporain 1860-1943 - Denise Ammoun (Fayard)
Beirut's Memory, by Ayman Trawi (Photo Collection)
Rome in the East, by Warwick Ball
Don t forget!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don t forget to take with you some elegant clothes. The lebanese they dress very nice and elegant, don t go for a dinner in a styish restaurant in your jeans, they will not tell you nothing, but you will not feel nice between so nice dressed people.
You can find everything here
Miscellaneous: You can really find here everything, rememeber i travel there fwith a baby and i found everything i need, i am the light travelling style traveller, and i love to go to supermarkets or to the local market to buy the things i need, its a way to learn the country. They have everything in a very big variety.
What to Bring
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Everything that you might require during your stay can be bought in Lebanon at prices comparable to those in Europe or America. In summer, light cotton clothing, a hat and sunglasses are essential. Visitors during winter months will require warm clothing
Luggage and bags: Don't pack your bags, you might engage in some serious shopping there
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Summer: Light summer clothes, a swim suit
Don't worry about length/coverup, clothing is flexible here.
Winter: Jacket, umbrella- it gets cold but not extreme-
people dress up in Lebanon, so bring your trendiest.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: everythings available. dont stock up.
Photo Equipment: camera/film rolls.
- Family Travel
What to Pack for Beirut
Luggage and bags: Bring an extra bag or two for all the shopping you will engage in
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Since Lebanon enjoys a summery climate from May to October, pack some light cotton and linen cloths. Don’t forget your bathing suit! If you’re planning on visiting Lebanon during the winter (November to April), it would be advisable to wear warmer cloths (woollens, polo-necks…). We also recommend you bring a coat and scarf.
Don’t forget to pack a couple of smart evening outfits, for dining out in Lebanon can be a very stylish affair!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything is found in Lebanon's numerous pharmacies and Coops so nothing will not be found there.
Photo Equipment: Again there are development labs everywhere you look so you could bring your digital camera or normal film camera
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are no camping grounds found or run in Beirut but if you go up north or down south a range of outdoor activities will be found.
Miscellaneous: The local currency is the Lebanese Pound or Lira (LL or LBP). You can pay in dollars as well.
Notes are in denominations of LL1,000 – LL5,000 – LL10,000 – LL20,000 – LL50,000 – LL100,000.
Coins are in pieces of LL50 – LL100 – LL250 – LL500.
The US Dollar (to date): 1$ = ~ LL1,500
Luggage and bags: It,s very useful to have with you small bag or shoulder bag to have in it camera ,Map,s and jacket
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Family Travel in winter bring jaket to be safe from rain and in summer bring some light clothes
Photo Equipment: the weather here is wet like all meditrinian country
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the summer Beirut is hot and very humid,so be prepared for it.tempretures will be as high as 32C in Aug.
Take lots of shorts and sleevless tops,,you will need your swimwear too.
In winters weather can be cold and rainy tempretures will fall to 5-10C by night.
Take an umbrella,boots and an over coat.
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