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Beirut is where the nightlife beckons

Lebanon’s capital is famous for the Middle East’s most handsome men, inspiring cuisine and open, yet discrete, gay life.

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12th October 2013 12:23

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

The Lebanese capital will instantly hit you as familiar. It thumps with the beat of an Italian Mediterranean city, bolstered by an assured self pride carried by citizens of one of the best-dressed nations on Earth.

The too often used compliment of the city being the "Paris of the Middle East” (code – citizens here are elegantly dressed- you should be too) still bears truth.

After coffee and breakfast at your hotel, trot along the curving Corniche to instantly understand this city’s relationship with the sea and the west – facing towards Europe (Cyprus is a pleasant 45 min flight away).

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