Tag Archives: Telepherique
This statue of Our Lady of Lebanon stands on a hilltop near Beirut. It is reached via a terrifying cable car – I definitely shut my eyes when we lurched from the top!
We had arranged a taxi to take us on a grand tour to see the oldest cedar trees (the symbol of the country) in Lebanon, onto the ancient port city of Byblos (both the Bible and the word for ‘books’ in many languages are derived from the city’s name) and finally on to the northern […]
I nearly plumped for my only ever camel ride in Egypt, but instead decided to recount my journey on The Téléphérique (proudly delivered in 1965 just like me!), a precipitous cable car ride starting at the bay of Jounieh, a city 16KM outside Beirut in Lebanon. It was the year of my marriage in 2000 and against […]