Jamie from Parlour Magazine pulls off a “looks like Beirut” comment and then corrects it with this “OMG, Beirut is so cool” article:

As a little kid in the UK, my mom used to yell at me and say that my ‘room looked like Beirut’ – in other words messed up, bombed out and ruined. Or better yet, student housing without the beer cans. Nowadays I’d have to drop some serious change to get a room that looks like Beirut.

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Internationally remembered for its civil war, Lebanon’s moved on to uncivilized amounts of partying. Underground 80’s bomb shelter turned into clubs and rooftop all white decor spots that are $1000 a table are all part of Beirut’s scene. Partying is so frequent and expensive that there are special temporary finance deals offered by local banks designed to kick your weekend into the next gear and tide you over till pay day.

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The Lebanese embrace a lift, a tuck and straighten up with the best of them.

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Beyond the city’s flashiness and dresses so short a girl can barely reach down for anything, Lebanon is a model of religious tolerance and acceptance.

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Beirut’s locals are the most hospitable on the planet.

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It’s a vibrant and generous culture of ‘live to that last drop of whiskey’ kind of people.

And so on and so forth – you get the gist; a slice-off-the-top look at Beirut

From Parlous Magazine - Beirut, Lebanon: Passport!

From Parlous Magazine - Beirut, Lebanon: Passport!