I need some recommendations for October 21-25th. I plan on visiting Beirut for 4 days and would like some help on the following:
1) Need a clean but inexpensive--(Cheap) place to stay. I have looked at Saifi Urban Gardens and Talal and An Nazieh (sp) Any other recommendations?
2) While most of my time will be work related--I am doing a project, not yet funded--that is why it has to be cheap on religious pluralism. I want visit either Zahle and Wineries or Marjeyoun and Beaufort Castle. I just read Anthony Shadid's House of Stone and am drawn there. Any suggestions--recommendations. I was planning on taking a service to Tyre or Marjeyoun and then a taxi in the south but perhaps should rent a car
3) Food--Since I am coming from 10 days in Egypt--good food is a priority. I was thinking of Tawlet any other suggestions? With the Eid coming up on the 24th any special place for sweets etc? I would love to go to Tripoli but probably should avoid.
Your suggestions are valued. I could stay with relatives--but that will mean four days of visiting and eating and no time to work or travel. I will stop by on the last day.