British Ambassador Tom Fletcher shares his favorite spots in Lebanon
Where’s your favorite place to visit in Lebanon?
The place I visit most is the fort and harbor at Byblos. I love the sense of history, the fish lunches, and the stunning sunsets.
Which rural region do you keep returning to in Lebanon and why are you drawn to it?
I often walk in Barouk. The kids love hiding among the cedars, and the views are wonderful.
What's your favorite place for Sunday lunch outside of Beirut?
We have so many. I’ve recently got to know Batroun, and I love the Corniche in Tyre. More often we’ll end up in Beirut itself, either by the sea or in a good brunch restaurant.
Where would your winter getaway be in Lebanon and why?
It has to be Faqra and Mzaar in Kfardebian. I’ve been doing more skiing since arriving in Lebanon. I still have a long way to go, but can now avoid too much embarrassment. Followed by a fondue at Montagnou (09 341441, montagnou.com) of course.
After a hard week in the office, what's your favorite activity to do in Lebanon?
I like to wind down by running or swimming, or getting up into the mountains.
What aspects of Lebanese culture do you miss when you return to the UK?
The variety of the scenery, the quality of the people, the food and the sense of adventure. When you are planning to visit Lebanon, please make sure you check out the latest travel advice: gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/lebanon
From the coast to the mountains, British Ambassador Tom Fletcher takes us on a tour of his favorite spots in Lebanon