When one hears Beirut he thinks refugee camps, civil war, bombings, ethnical and religious tensions and dangers...but not holiday!
Apparently it's changed a lot. I was thinking of going there myself a while back. Decided against it mainly because transport from the airport is cr*p and it will take me a while to get my French up to a decent standard. You may laugh, but as Lebanon is one of the few countries around with a stable banking system, and may well get through the forthcoming Depresssion pretty much unscathed, I suspect that the Lebanese may well have the last laugh ;)
Where is New York, London, Paris etc...what's that for a list? For adventurers???
Overrated, overpriced and over-saturated with tourists. Personally I'd rather go to Milan than Rome, Chicago rather than NYC, and Warsaw instead of Krakow, but maybe that's just me, eh! haha
I think they should put Manchester on one of these lists as well, cos I was there not so long ago and it was great! Certainly not the cloth-capped Northern dump it used to be.