It seems there’s a new family in town to take into consideration these days. What’s special about this family though isn’t that it has its own Facebook page. They have their own military wing to bring back their own demented form of justice.
The Mekdad Clan has decided that a social media presence is very needed and for that they have created a Facebook page. (Click here).
It’s not all serious though. The Facebook page posts some jokes sometimes. And it has over 1300 likes so far.
Welcome to Mekdadistan.
After much talk, a few friends and I decided to go on a North Lebanon road trip yesterday that took us through Batroun to Tannourine from which we crossed over to Becharre, descended to the Bekaa and then returned to Ehden.
Massive amounts of driving aside, I took a few pictures that I figured I’d share with you. All of these pictures were taken with a Nikon D5100 and weren’t modified in any way. I’m also not a professional photographer so these aren’t supposed to be perfect – they’re there to show the beauty of the Northern Lebanese mountains.
Some of the cedars at Tannourine
The cedars of Becharre
Lebanon’s highest peak – Kornet el Sawda
The Bekaa valley
Saydet el Hosn – Ehden
And the following picture I took with my iPhone and modified using Camera+:
This is what you see when you’re literally above cloud nine
After posting a few pictures of a trip I took to the Cedars, I figured I’d help show another side of Lebanon that most people don’t get to see (especially tourists). And what better side to show than the one showcased by the recent snowstorm?
I did not take these pictures. I got them, after permission, from the Lebanon Weather Facebook page. I’ll try to go on a roadtrip around the Batroun area soon to take pictures. So stay tuned.
In the meantime, we present:
Assia, a village at 700 m of altitude in Batroun
The view from Hasroun, in the Bcharre Caza
Kawkaba, in South Lebanon
Knise Moutain in the Metn region
Toula, in North Lebanon
West Bekaa, again
And this is a picture my friend Firas took of the Cedar Mountains from his hometown in Koura:
The Cedar Mountains from afar
And people ask me why I’m “hating” on Zaitunay Bay when it’s getting all the attention and scenes like these are getting ignored. I guess that’s the way things are – you have money and power, you get noticed.