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Feb 26, 2010 - Beiteddine

@@@@@@@ The following morning, we packed our bags, well rested from a full day lounging at the hotel and watching the Winter Olympics on the television. We had hired the car for five days and had one full day left, so we decided to drive into the Chouf Mountains south and east of Beirut to visit the magnificent palace complex of Beiteddine (House of Faith). The palace was the seat of the 18th century governor Emir Bashir and spills down the hills along one side of a picturesque valley, whose terraces are planted with poplars and flowering...

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Feb 26, 2010 - Deir Al-Qamar

@@@@@@@ Doubling back on the main highway, we returned to the tiny village of Deir Al-Qamar. We could barely see the road ahead of us, the mist was so heavy. I remember thinking that I was happy we had seen the views across the valley while we were visiting the Qadisha Valley, because on this day, everything was obscured. Deir Al-Qamar is reputed to be the prettiest village in all of Lebanon. From what we have seen, I would have to agree. It’s certainly not the best time of year to come; there were few leaves on the trees and the flowers...

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