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Trip 19 -- Middle East

23 August to 4 September 2017

For several years, a friend had invited me to visit her in Beirut. I'd long been tempted to see the modern city, known for its food and nightlife, after the 15-year civil war that ended in 1990. Having someone show me around enabled me to explore more of the history and beauty of this underrated country. With a promotion by Qatar Airways and some creative uses of frequent-flyer miles, I enjoyed some time in Qatar and Jordan and a couple of days in one of my favorite cities, Dubai.

Part 1 Sweltering in Qatar (it's not "catarrh")
Part 2 Booking it to Byblos and down to Tyre (it's not "tire")
Part 3 Amman to you, Dubai