Blue Batroun

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Funny how you can get so adjusted to one place that you don’t think of venturing beyond it.

Since I was raised in Beirut and it is the hometown of both my parents, it is the center of my universe and I don’t leave it much unless I’m going abroad. But there’s so much to see in this small beautiful chaos of a country.

Sure there’s mountains of garbage everywhere you go- they’re even burning a dumpster near my house as we speak and it smells as you would expect. But that should not stop you from exploring your options.

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We had been planning a beach day for a while now, but up until this morning we didn’t know where to go. So I suggested we just drive in the direction of Batroun,  north of Beirut and just a bit further from Byblos, and find a beach to accomodate it.

We ended up settling for Bonita Bay because it had a pool. We tried to swim in the sea but the coast was all pebeles and not sand. So it gave us a really hard time.

Nonetheless we got such stunning views of a sea in the most perfect shade of blue you have ever seen. I could look at it all day!

On a personal level, it was a fantastic day because we got to rest. We got to do a fun activity together while not going into overplanning mode. We got to just be happy.

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But the downside? My shoulders hurt and all red from my failed attempt at ever getting a tan!

So, I totally recommend you try to venture out of your comfort zone because you never know what the experience might be. Just have some cream on hand.

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