This summer, why not play the role of tourist in our own country Lebanon? There are plenty of beautiful destinations South, North and everywhere in between.
I recently went to Shouf with the family on a particular sunny Sunday. The road is as enjoyable as the destination, with overwhelming greenery on either side of the tracks.
Mir Amin Palace in the Shouf area of Lebanon was once a palace and is now transformed into a hotel. Upon your arrival you are transported back into time to simpler days and a historic Lebanon.
The entrance courtyard with an elongated pond separates the dining area from the indoor buffet.
Although there are no particular activities for children, they will be more than happy running around the many courtyards and playing with the shallow water.
The buffet on Sundays goes on from around 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. with constant refills and chefs standing by to help with the dishes.
The chicken and meat shawarma station is placed outside.
Once you descend the stairs you arrive to the now hotel pool overlooking the mountains.
This is the internal courtyard reminiscent of those in Damascus I have visited a long while ago.
A day spent in Mir Amin Palace is enjoyable for both couples and families, the lunch is delicious and the traditional musical entertainment combined with the architecture truly leaves you with a one of a kind experience.