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Baalbek – Rome’s Legacy in Lebanon

4 January 2012

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Baalbeck is Lebanon's shining glory of Roman heritage and home to the best kept temples this side of the Colosseum. On our recent trip to Beirut with bmi, we got the opportunity to drive 1.5 hours out of the city to survey this super impressive site.

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48 hours in Beirut

21 December 2011

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Streetscape with Al-Amin Mosque in background

Beirut is European style and sauve meets Middle Eastern tradition, hospitality and natural beauty. A country that has seen more than its fair share of turmoil in the past, it’s risen from the shadows to become a safe, exciting Mediterranean city that stands on its own in the region. When I received an amazing opportunity to visit […]

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48 Hour Adventure goes to Lebanon!

22 November 2011

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downtown beirut_bsteele

I’m super pumped to announce that this weekend, Jayne from 40 Before 30 and I will be flying out to Beirut to spend a few days in Lebanon! This is another jaunt with bmi, who are awesome friends of 48 Hour Adventure. We’ll be getting into Beirut on Thursday afternoon and fly out Sunday morning, […]

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48 hours in Amman

7 October 2011

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Amman Skyline

This week we’re shining a light on Amman, the capital of Jordan. My good mate Fraser Balaam who is a fantastic writer recently returned from a trip that involved Roman ruins, meandering through markets and floating in the Dead Sea. He was champing at the bit to wax lyrical on this peaceful, Middle Eastern gem […]

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48 hours in Dubai

12 July 2011

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Camels in the desert in Dubai

Dubai has a reputation as a city of superlatives. Huge malls, towering skyscrapers, kilometres of sandy beaches and year-round sunshine have defined it as a top destination on the world scale. But it’s not all about burning around the desert in a Lamborghini or knocking back cocktails by the pool. On a stopover during a recent […]

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