BikeAbout the Mediterranean: Lebanon


BikeAbout-the Mediterranean was a nine-month, 11,000-kilometer circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea... by bicycle. Three members of the BikeAbout team (Anthony, Ethan and Padraic) visited Lebanon from January 28, 1998 to February 5, 1998. To read about what happened, see any of the following trip dispatches:

bulletJanuary 25-28, 1998, Irbid, Jordan (01/25); Beirut, Lebanon (01/28)
Topics: Amman (Jordan), visas, Irbid (Jordan), the Palestinian Question, King Hussein, HISTORY, Beirut first impressions
bulletJanuary 29-30, 1998, Beirut, Lebanon
Topics: Leila Mouammar (Person of the Day), Beirut (reconstruction, Hamra), Civil War, war, HISTORY, Eid el-Futr party
bulletJanuary 31, 1997 - February 1, 1998, Beirut, Lebanon
Topics: mana-eesh (food), social life, Lebanese civil war, Palestinian refugees, history, recreation
bulletFebruary 2-3, 1998, Beirut, Lebanon
Topics: coffee (food), Internet access, border crossing, terrain, Libyan weddings, reconstruction, civil war, social life
bulletFebruary 4, 1998, Byblos, Lebanon
Topics: Phoenicians, papyrus, Alexander the Great, Byzantines, Crusaders, alphabets, bike safety
bulletFebruary 5-6, 1998, Tripoli (Trablous), Lebanon
Topics: Znoud el s'ett (food), Citadel of St. Giles, Ottomans, cedars, Crusaders
bulletFebruary 7, 1998, Beirut, Lebanon
Topics: border crossing, nutrition, Hafez al-Assad, Middle East wars, history
bulletFebruary 8-10, 1998, Beirut, Lebanon
Topics: agriculture, daily life

In addition to reading these dispatches, we encourage you to visit these resources:

bulletBikeAbout Lebanon Scrapbook
Photos and sounds gathered by the BikeAbout team; maps of Lebanese coast.
bulletAbout Lebanon
Basic facts about Lebanon's government, economy, and people; links to other sources of information on the 'Net. Compiled by BikeAbout.

BikeAbout Itinerary & Journal Discussion Groups Resource Library eDscape Projects BikeAbout Scrapbook
Discussions Resource

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NethopperInternet access while in Lebanon was provided by Nethopper.

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