He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress and for his children it will be a refuge.
Proverbs 14:26

Thursday, January 21, 2010


One of our favorite places to escape to when we need a break from city life is Byblos.  It's 45 min- 2 hours north along the Mediterranean from Beirut (totally depending on traffic).  Claimed by the Lebanese to be the oldest continually inhabited city in the world, Byblos (jbeil in Arabic) has a character all it's own.  When the tide is low enough, we love climbing out on the rocks.  There is also an old crusader castle to tour and climb around on.  The souks (shopping area) have numerous bargains (especially things that tempt the girls to spend their allowances like little jeweled boxes and dress up outfits).  Mostly it's just a beautiful place to escape to especially on a clear day with the beautiful Mediterranean coastline.  Here are some pics from our most recent trip.

Climbing the rocks




AJ said...

I love Byblos! And I love you all! Love the pic of the four girls.

embc said...

I love these pictures!