Lebanon’s History and Geography, Up Close And Personal!

Lebanon is located in the East of the Mediterranean. It is 212 km long and it is 85 km wide from East to West. It is one of the world’s smallest countries, with its area being just 10, 452 square kilometers. Nonetheless, what it lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in geographical diversity.

Lebanon’s enthralling history stretches back to thousands of years ago. It even dates back to the prehistoric man who lived in caves and traveled the river valleys searching for shelter and food. Throughout history, many foreign empires were captivated by Lebanon’s natural resources and strategic positioning which bridged the East and West. These empires were able to successfully conquer and colonize the land.
A Taste of Lebanon's History
5000 B.C. The Beginnings of Agriculture
1100 B.C. The Phoenicians Kings of Mediterranean Trade
64 B.C. The Roman Conquest
661 The Umayyads
750 A New Dynasty: The Abbassids
1096 The Seljuks and the First Crusade
1291 The Mamlukes Drive Out the crusaders
1516 The Ottoman Empire
1920 French Mendate
1943 Independance and National Pact
1975 Lebanese Civil War Begins
1992 Taef Pact – End of Civil War

Lebanon is overloaded with beautiful historical and geographical attractions to visit and see for yourself! Why not book a room at a hotel in the Cedars village, near the stunning Cedars reservation?
Another great site to see is the village of Laklouk where you can book your stay at the Shangri-La Hotel.

Storm 3: The Return

As any skier already knows, the number one rule of pre-skiing is checking the weather. In this respect, skileb.com updates skiers and boarders daily with its ski Lebanon weather updates, the most accurate weather reports pertaining to the major ski resorts in Lebanon.

And if you have been checking the updates these couple of days, you’ll notice that there’s a new release to the storm sequel coming, euh, this weekend! Though forecasts predict that the storm will hit Lebanon on Monday, a series of speculations claim that it might be coming sooner.

Ski Lebanon StormComing soon, with lots of snow!

So unless you want to be turned into a snowman, literally, we suggest you stay in at one of these storm-proof chalets and hotels in Mzaar and Laqlouq:

Stone Deluxe Chalets Mzaar starting $270/night including taxes.

MzaarVille Chalets Mzaar starting $175/night including taxes.

San Antonio Hotel Mzaar starting $150/night including taxes and breakfast.

Shangri-La Hotel Laklouk starting $110/night including taxes and breakfast.

Good snow, good company, good food, good movie, good fireplace… isn’t it what storms are all about?

Lebanon Snow Reports

Snow Lebanon

Jan 7, 2011 – The Daily Star – Lebanon News
Better weather expected after weekend of heavy showers and snow!

BEIRUT: Yet another bout of intense weather hit Lebanon over the weekend, bringing with it heavy showers and snowfall to higher regions but largely halting in time to allow people to enjoy a fun-filled excursions in the fresh snow. Despite skies beginning to clear in the large part of the country Sunday, a further 10 centimeters of snow fell on north eastern locations above 1,450 meters, including Ehden, Bshari, Hasroun, Hadath al-Jibi and Tanourine, the National News Agency (N.N.A.) reported. In Lakqouq, 1,450 meters above sea level, snow reached 30 centimeters while other towns including Akoura, Qartaba, Afka, Lassa, Anaya, Ehmej were covered with 5 centimeters of snow. Other mountainous areas have also seen over 500 centimeters of snow fall in the last few days […]

As you can see folks, this season looks promising! If you were wondering where to spend your winter vacation, then it goes without saying that skiing in Lebanon should be on the top of your list. As a matter of fact, it should be the only destination on your list!

How can anyone resist that?

 Not to mention the numerous choices of chalets and hotels in Mzaar (ex Faraya – Mzaar) , the Cedars and Laklouk such as the MzaarVille Chalets, the Intercontinental Hotel Mzaar, Le Cedrus Hotel, the Shangri-La Hotel Lebanon to name a few.

That being said, who’s the clown that been babbling about global warming?