Beiruti Bingo

Okay, here’s the game. Round up as many other travellers as you can and race around Beirut trying to spot or experience all of the following. The first one to get a row of all six wins.

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The (not quite) Cairo to (almost) Istanbul Trip Highlights (in Pictures) 2

Laying slap bang in the way of getting to Turkey, we needed to cross Syria to get home but when we turned up at the border Syria said no and turned me away. We had to decide what to do next. The temptation was to turn around and head back to Egypt and take the once in a lifetime opportunity to have the Pyramids and the rest of Egypt’s historical assets to ourselves. Then we remembered the country we bumped when planning our route. We flew to Beirut.

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Beirut? Why on Earth Would We Want to go There?

With one of us from Belfast way we know how a repuatation can stick but, far from a war weary city, Beirut is making efforts to regain its Paris of the East tag. And like Terry Waite, Brian Keenan and John McCarthy we stayed longer than intended.

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