Not long ago, we brought our readers some amazing news, when last year, the Conde Nast Traveler listed Beirut city as one of the most beautiful cities to visit in the world. Conde Nast Traveler has launched its yearly and latest list and ranking of the top 50 cities to visit in the world. To our amazement and for this year as well, Beirut was chosen, and was dubbed the number 11 in the world’s most beautiful cities to visit.
With the political turmoil, and the instability the country of Lebanon is undergoing, we are always baffled at why exactly Beirut is appealing to everybody. This is significant specifically when you come to look at how the Lebanese remain, and strive to always have a superior quality of life, regardless of the external factors that jeopardize this asset.
Beirut was not built in a day; Beirut is the result of millenniums of culture, of heaps of heartbreak, decades of war, of building and rebuilding, of exporting culture, and exporting knowledge. This only explains the endurance of the Lebanese people. They are not the result of one generation; they are not affected by what war can do to a country’s soul. Beirut was built, rebuilt, and rebuilt again, all the while maintaining a singular identity of diversity. The Lebanese people’s strive is the result of thousands of little stories, of combined and shared longing for the hope that Lebanon’s very being represents.
It is the strive for life, for happiness, and for constant belief, that has made Beirut into one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as Conde Nast Traveler put it: “Even when faced with terror and destruction, Beirut is beautiful, charming, and strong. The Lebanese capital has astonishing art, architecture, food, and hotels—in fact, we think it’s one of the great cities of the world. “
Why will Beirut always be beautiful? Because the only factor sustaining Beirut is the love of its locals, and the heritage that has driven the locals of Beirut to always seek to be superior, and to always seek the best at life. Check out the full list, at Conde Nast Traveler.