Posts Tagged ‘ Lebanon ’

Some restrictions lifted

Dec 24th, 2017 | By

The British Department of Transport has lifted the ban on personal electronic devices but made it a little more confusing by lifting it in some airports in a country but not all.



If I lose my laptop…

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By

Seating a child in front of an electronic game or DVD has brought about a golden silence in planes compared to thirty years ago. The value of two hours of Peppa Pig and Peter Rabbit is not to be underestimated.



Saturday snippets: 12th December 2015

Dec 12th, 2015 | By
cartoon of beach and Merry Christmas

Where are we going for Christmas? Which destinations are have attracted us and will continue to do so in 2016?



Where the experts holiday: Hugo Chittenden aka The Volunteer

Feb 11th, 2015 | By

Hugo Chittenden gave up his career in the city to help raise awareness, funding and support for charities and projects overseas. Here he talks travel and reveals why volunteering is the way forward



Skiing in Lebanon

Jan 12th, 2015 | By

It’s hard to think of Middle East countries being blanketed by snow but Lebanon is the one country that makes you re-think your prejudice.



Baalbeck: how was it built?

Jul 29th, 2012 | By

Lyn heads to Lebanon – specifically the sun city of Baalbeck that’s famed for its Roman ruins. Read Lyn’s take on the temples only on CD-Traveller



Five fabulous Easter ideas

Mar 18th, 2012 | By

Now that Mother’s Day is (almost) out of the way, it’s time to turn our attention to Easter – always an eggscellent time to travel!



The Album: Cathy Winston

Mar 28th, 2011 | By

Freelance travel writer, Cathy Winston, takes us on a tour of her five favourite destinations



Falling In Love With Lebanon

Nov 10th, 2010 | By

Lebanon isn’t exactly synonymous with safety. The country and its capital, Beirut, have been in the international headlines for all the wrong reasons (think civil wars, assassinations and a spate of car bombings). Subsequently the perception still lingers that Lebanon is a closed society, off limits to outsiders.



Going for a Lebanese

Nov 10th, 2010 | By

There are 500 Lebanese restaurants in London alone according to the minister of tourism and I’m not going to argue with him. If there is that number there how many are there in the whole of the UK and Ireland? Food is one thing that Lebanon is renowned for. And wine. As he says, Tesco might call humous Greek but it’s actually Lebanese and you won’t find it in the same form in Greece, – unless you’re in a Lebanese restaurant there!



Smokin!

Jun 28th, 2010 | By

Booked a break to Beirut? Shisha has long been a popular pastime in the Middle East, but the humble hookah pipe – also known as hubbly bubbly – is particularly prominent in Lebanon. CD Traveller gives you the low-down



Lebanon: on the road to recovery

Jun 23rd, 2010 | By

While there is no denying Beirut’s many charms, there is more – so much more – to Lebanon than simply this city. To judge a country on its capital is the equivalent of saying that you’re intimately acquainted with the US because you’ve had a Big Mac. Heading north, fill your days visiting the Jeita Grotto (a vast complex of caves with awe inspiring stalactites and stalagmites) and Byblos. This ancient fishing harbour, now a picturesque village, is where Marlon Brando and Brigitte Bardot used
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Beirut reborn

Jun 22nd, 2010 | By

CD Traveller gets to grips with the ‘Paris of the East’