Top 11 Coolest Places to Visit in Lebanon

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today we’re going to be talking about
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the coolest 11 places to visit in this
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tiny Middle Eastern country called lemon
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I’m gonna start with my least favorite
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place place number 11 that’s still kind
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of cool but obviously not a school has
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number 1 or 2 or 3 so the longer you
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watch this video a bit better is gonna
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get to trust me 100%
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place visit number 11 is the betadine
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palace betadine palace was built in the
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18th century and it was a very important
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administrative building for both the
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Ottomans when they were rule in the
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region and then later the French when
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they had the mandate over over Lebanon
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this is actually the presidential summer
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palace and parts of the pallets are
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actually open to the public so when I
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went there and the coolest thing about
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it was that there is literally no people
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there because I was traveling in Lebanon
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during the Revolution and even though
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it’s a bit of a Theresa clays generally
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I kind of like being there you know you
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can walk all around the area which is
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actually really big they have some
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gardens you have the basement that you
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can see and you know different rooms
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where the royalty would reside back in
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the day and it’s also located in the
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mountains of Lebanon so whenever you’re
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passing through definitely check it out
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cool place to visit number 10 is Our
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Lady of Lebanon located in jr. so jr. is
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a pretty big city it’s actually a port
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city but even though I didn’t really
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spend too much time in Junie itself
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there you can actually take a cable car
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and go all the way up the mountain which
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is actually quite steep so so in the
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cable car you get to see the whole city
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you get to see the port you get to see
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the sea and everything is pretty cool
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and then you go to Our Lady of Lebanon
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and that’s actually a very famous
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religious sites in Lebanon where you
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know a lot of pilgrims come but also you
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can go there as a tourist and then you
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climb up the stairs and you get to see a
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360-degree view of the surrounding area
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and so I went there for the sunset it
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was definitely the most beautiful and
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the most striking viewpoint I’ve seen
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throughout my time in Lebanon highly
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highly recommended place to visit number
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nine is the kana village so this village
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is a little bit controversial because
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some people say that that village was
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the place where Jesus performed one of
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his first miracles by turning water
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why a lot of people come to Cana to
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actually see that place they have this
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you know tiny cave that has a lot of
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crosses and st. Mary statues and and
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that place is supposedly where you know
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Jesus was hanging out with you know his
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his students and he was sort of living
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there for a while walking around the
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area and stuff and whether you believe
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in that or not the place itself is
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actually really really beautiful it
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doesn’t take too much time to explore
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and then the news around it are very
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beautiful you get to see you know
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gorgeous mountains some of some other
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tiny tiny villages they have some
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benches where you can just sit and relax
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and enjoy your heart a cool place to
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visit number eight is this really
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beautiful coastal town of the Beatles
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apparently this town is a famous UNESCO
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heritage site because it’s one of the
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oldest known human settlements in the
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history of the world because been
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inhabited for over 7,000 years now I
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think which is crazy and obviously the
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place is kind of touristy I mean they
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have a market they have some restaurants
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of your churches and this and that it
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only takes you maybe twenty minutes 15
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minutes to walk all around you know the
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town and it looks great I mean they have
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to see they have quite a few different
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boats there a few castles and stuff so
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yes if you have the time and and and and
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you want to do like a short day trip
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from for example Bay Road P+ is a place
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for you Google is to visit number seven
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is a very famous moussa castle this this
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castle that was actually only built a
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few dozen years ago which is crazy
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and has a very very interesting history
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so apparently there was this guy called
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musa abdel karim and when he was growing
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up he somehow had this big dream to
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build a castle even though he was
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actually very poor and so during his
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high school years
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everyone was mocking him he even had
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like his childhood sweetheart and she
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said she’s only gonna marry someone very
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rich who actually has a castle and he
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said I will have a castle one day and
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she said no you won’t I will never marry
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you okay
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and I mean it’s kind of sad but because
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of this thing when
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when when he was 20 years old and he
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saved up some money from some other
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construction work he actually began
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building his castle with his own bare
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hands and so for this guy it took
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literally 40 years to build a castle but
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apparently he managed to do it really
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cool place to visit number six is Bhavik
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biomech is a very old ancient temple
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complex that’s one of the oldest and one
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of the largest in all of the Middle East
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and obviously a very very famous UNESCO
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World Heritage Site you just walk around
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you get to see this incredible
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incredible ruins that of course take you
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many years back in time they’re
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incredibly beautiful so highly
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recommended everyone who goes to Lebanon
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always makes their way to buy back and I
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really do think that you should as well
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amazing place to visit number five is
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the Centers of God I don’t know if you
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know this but in Lebanon their national
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tree and you know a source of a lot of
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you know nationwide pride is the Senna
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tree which is very very famous all
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around the world back in the day you
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know thousands of years ago various huge
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empires they use the Lebanese Center
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trees to build their boats and ships and
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buildings and even castles and all that
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stuff you know and so they used to have
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you know whatever millions of Center
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trees now there’s not as many whoever
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the Lebanese people still take so much
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pride in it and so the centers of God is
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by far the most popular setter tree
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forest that you can find in Lebanon
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because they have the largest and the
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oldest Center trees in the whole country
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some of those trees are over 3,000 years
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old so definitely check out the centers
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of God it’s a very interesting place and
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I mean those trees they’re so big they
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will definitely
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Hermine cool place visit number four is
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Grand Hotel kazoo this hotel is very big
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with completely abandoned and semi
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destroyed which of course makes it so
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incredibly interesting and so apparently
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this used to be one of the fanciest one
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of the biggest one of the most luxurious
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hotels in the whole country but then
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during the Lebanese war a few dozen
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years ago it was destroyed by you know
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the people who aren’t fighting
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unfortunately and ever since then it’s
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been it’s been abandoned but if you go
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there now it’s really beautiful you can
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go inside any one of the rooms you can
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even go up on the roof you know and I
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mean it was incredible
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you know seeing this super fancy hotel
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that you serve all the jacuzzis and
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saunas and impressions and everything
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now just standing there like this is
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great and also as I know the local
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government have plans to renovate the
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place to once again a five-star super
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luxurious resort so definitely go check
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out the Grand Hotel Kossuth before
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that’s done coolest place to visit in
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eleven the number three is the addition
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down this valley super super super super
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famous in Lebanon and apparently is also
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known as the holy Valley because for
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many centuries
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that was the hiding place for a lot of
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Christian people that for example were
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persecuted by the Romans and so when
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you’re hiking in the valley right now
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they also have a lot of really old
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churches and monasteries there as well
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so supposed to just being an incredibly
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beautiful hike this place also takes you
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from one monastery to the next to the
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next of the next and next until I get
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too tired to walk anymore it’s really
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beautiful really interesting the B user
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creates the monitors great the people
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agreed everything’s amazing coolest
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place to visit in Lebanon number two is
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the Bottari gorge wonderful this place
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was so good I could hardly believe it’s
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real and natural apparently seemed
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waterfall that drops 255 meters which is
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what 850 feet that’s that’s insane and
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the water drops into this big pothole
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that’s actually a Jurassic cave
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apparently super super old you know and
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so when you go there you get to see this
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massive pothole massive cave huge
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waterfall and also the places a pit
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unsafe if I’m being completely honest
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with you because literally anyone can go
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to the very edge be very careful if you
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ever go there but definitely go check it
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out and finally by far my favorite place
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in all of Lebanon and actually it’s a
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very touristy place but nonetheless
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really cool and that is the caves of
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Jada Kurupt
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these caves were not only the coolest
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place that I saw in Lebanon but but also
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one of them best caves I’ve ever seen in
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my entire life so apparently there’s
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these two massive cave systems that are
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interconnected and they are over nine
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kilometres long I mean imagine that size
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for a second it’s crazy and so
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unfortunately they’re very strict about
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not taking any videos or photos and I
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have to be honest I you managed to snuck
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in my crew so it did take a few videos
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but they’re all crappy so gonna show
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them why not but so when you go into the
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first cave you’re gonna be walking
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around the place and hardly being able
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to believe that it’s all really you know
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cuz so big so crazy it’s it’s insane and
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then you’re gonna exit the cave then
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you’re gonna go downstairs to the second
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cave and there you’re gonna hop into a
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boat and then you’re gonna go through
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this crystal-clear water that’s super
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super beautiful once again being you
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all the caves around gin stuff that’s
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pretty machine these are the top 11
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coolest place I visit in Lebanon before
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I finish the video also want to say that
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I recently launched my patreon page and
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and so I only have a few patrons right
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now but it’s super cool word we get to
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interact and send messages to each other
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and stuff so if you support what I do if
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you support my travels and especially if
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I’m organizing like cleaning campaigns
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or or you know donation campaigns and
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stuff please check out my patreon page
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maybe become a patron I don’t know and
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that’s pretty much it stay curious
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wherever you are in the world you legend
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and I definitely will see you next

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