Usually when people hit Beirut, they think shopping, nightclubs, bars, restaurant and all the mundane things that any big city has. Did I really cover 3200KM to do that!!! I guess not, as today was another 200km of riding with a half crew. 6 of the gang remained behind, 2 of whom were the victims of food poisoning from non other than our beloved Mc Donald, while myself and 5 other die hard bikers went off exploring the sites of Lebanon. We started off to Al-Safa - Deir Al Ahmar - Chouf - Mokhtara - Nabi Ayoub - Chouf Cedars - Kefraya and late lunch on the Qaroon lake. Needless to say that this for me is the most attractive aspect of Lebanon, the feeling of being alive and breathing in the various scents that nature provides, while being greeted by a warm hospitality, a cup of tea and a nice chat and a laugh.