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Tripoli

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After an hour in our rickety taxi we finally got dropped off at our pension (which is basically paying for a room in someone’s house). The family we stayed with were lovely and the rooms were good but cluttered with grandma’s doilies covered with dust but definitely 100% better than the hostel the night before. We wandered around hat afternoon and then just vegged out at the hotel/pension. Oh and had a shower, tell you I was dying for it by then.

Next day we wandered the streets of Tripoli, we got to the Grand Mosque and met a lovely Lebanese man that was so proud of his town that he wanted to show us around. He was so prepared he even had the gowns we needed for in the mosques. We wandered around and he explained the history of the mosques and places we went to. We saw at least 3 or 4 mosques, went though the local souks (markets) and he showed us the last remaining soap factory in Tripoli on the way tot he Citadel, Cat and I decided to head up and have a look at the Citadel by ourselves. We wandered for a while in the Citadel, it is much smaller than the others we have seen but still quiet nice to look at. After that we just strolled around until we found our way back to the hotel. We ended up talking to a couple of other guests staying at the pension and decided to go down tot he harbour to take some photos and have a bite to eat.

Sunset by the water was beautiful but dinner was disappointing but still filled a spot for a while. We called it a night as we had decided to head to Beirut the next morning for a night.
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Posted by krissy 08:58 Archived in Lebanon

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