Travel Tuesday: Bcharré, Lebanon

Home of legendary poet Gibran Kahlil Gibran, did you know that Bcharré (????) originates from the Phoenician language ‘Bet Ishtar‘, or, “The House of Ishtar”– the Phoenician goddess of love and war?

A UNESCO World Heritage site, this area — located in the North Governorate in Lebanon — is one of the last forests of rare Lebanon cedar trees. For ski lovers, Bcharré hosts one of the oldest skiing areas in the world, based in the Cedars Ski Resort!

P.S. Interested in Levantine Arabic.. or, more specifically, the Lebanese dialect? Stay tuned for a special announcement 😉


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