Bri­tish Am­bas­sador Tom Fletcher shares his fa­vorite spots in Le­banon

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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

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