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.
I am blessed beyond measure with a wonderful husband, Jason, and four beautiful daughters, Abbey, Maddie, Naomi and Anabelle. We are living our dream of living and working cross-culturally in the Middle East. Life is an adventure and never dull. As a child of the Eternal King of Kings, held together in the palm of His loving hand, I am a work in progress, thankful to share my journey with anyone who wants to listen.