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Old 01-27-2013, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Is Lebanan a place you'd avoid traveling right now (2013)?

It seems there are always problems and risks with Beirut. With the unrest in Syria, it seems like there is more than enough stress in the region.

Would most of you absolutely avoid Lebanon altogether, or do you think it's relatively safe enough, and worthy of a visit?
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I haven't checked the travel advice for Lebanon but it's not on my travel radar at all. I'm sure it has it's attractions, but if I'm going to go anywhere risky in the Middle East I think I'd go to Israel first. I'm very interested in Iran, though, which I'm told is actually fairly safe to travel to.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I haven't checked the travel advice for Lebanon but it's not on my travel radar at all. I'm sure it has it's attractions, but if I'm going to go anywhere risky in the Middle East I think I'd go to Israel first. I'm very interested in Iran, though, which I'm told is actually fairly safe to travel to.
I've considered KISH ISLAND in Iran...as it's visa-free region and a popular Middle Eastern holiday. I'm sure its safe from crime, but not so safe for political suspicions - if a person is an American. Being that you're Asian-Australian, you might not face the same problems/issues. In that case, Iran could be easier for you than an American passport holder.

Lebanan. Seems like they have beautiful beaches, gorgeous archirecture, and bilingual with French. It certainly seems like the most interesting country in the Middle East by far. Plus about half are Christian, and half Muslim. It seems quite unique in the Middle East.

That being said, it seems there are continual unrest/war problems with Lebanan. I'd love to make a visit, even if for just a few days.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Is Lebanon a place you'd avoid traveling right now (2013)?

It seems there are always problems and risks with Beirut. With the unrest in Syria, it seems like there is more than enough stress in the region.

Would most of you absolutely avoid Lebanon altogether, or do you think it's relatively safe enough, and worthy of a visit?

If you have no family there, now is not the time to visit Lebanon.

Lebanon travel advice

If you want to travel to the Middle East then go to the UAE, Saudia Arabia, Turkey, Jordan or Israel. If you really want to go to Lebanon choose places near Beirut and stay away from the eastern half.
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