Images of Beirut 2019

I wanted to take a break and travel to Beirut before I started my new job but unfortunately Tim couldn’t join because of work and he is still under probation so I travelled by myself for 4 days to visit friends and families in Beirut.

Here are some photos of Beirut through the lens of Bellion Travels. Hopefully, we will be visiting Beirut soon.

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June 2019 Recap

June was a fun month. On the last days of May, I received my UAE residence visa and luckily the Eid holidays were about to start. So Tim and I booked flights to Jakarta and that is where we spent our Eid holidays and the last 2 days of Ramadan.

Afterwards, I travelled to Beirut by myself for 4 days and met up with family and friends. As soon as I got back from my holiday, the girls and I went to Fujairah for a girls road trip and guess what I started a new job in Abu Dhabi.

It is definitely not my dream job because I haven’t even figured it out yet but it’s some money and it is also close to home.

So here is a quick recap of June 2019 🙂

Destinations I’ve visited

UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah and Sharjah

Indonesia: Jakarta and Sepa Island

Lebanon: Beirut

Highlights of the month

  • We visited Jakarta

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  • I went to Beirut for 4 days

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  • Went on a road trip with the girls

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  • and started a new job

What I watched?

OMG! I watched a lot of movies this month.

Netflix Specials and Series:

Murder Mystery: Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are such an amazing team. The movie was really funny and didn’t think I would enjoy it and it was fun trying to solve the mystery.

You Will Always Be My Maybe: I managed to convince Tim to watch it with me just because Keanu Reeves was in it. LOL. The movie is hilarious.

Jo Koy Hawaii Netflix Special (STAND UP) Comin’ In Hot: HAHAHAHA LOVE HIM AND HE IS PINOY PRIDE.

Black Mirror (Season 5):  SOOOOOO ****ED UP and THAT IS WHY WE LOVE IT

Movies:

Movies I watched on the plane LOL

Simple Favor: I actually thought it would be crappy but I was quite impressed and it was really good. Also note ladies, you will LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEE Blake Lively’s outfits and the soundtrack is good.

Vox Lux: I ADORE NATALIE PORTMAN and my advice is to watch it carefully because there are so many hidden messages in this movie. Very artistic.

Glass: C’mon I don’t even have to explain how amazing this movie is. You have Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Sarah Paulson in one movie. ENOUGH SAID.

Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald: It was quite disappointing.

Mary Poppins Return: Just cute.

Johnny English Strikes Again: HILARIOUS and way better than the previous one.

Movies I watched at the Theatre:

Men in Black INTERNATIONAL: I had extremely low expectation but it was really good and we enjoyed it.

What I read this month?

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What music did I listen to?

What have I blogged about?

So here was a quick recap of what happened in June 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lebanon – TOOT TOOT ALA BEIRUT

Tim, my uncle and I went for a stroll in downtown Beirut. Unfortunately the place was guarded because of the ‘rubbish crises’ and a riot against the government. The Lebanese parliament is located in the middle of downtown so Tim asked a soldier if he can grant us permission to walk around. The soldier agreed and advised me in Arabic to not do anything funny or any unusual movement or else we might get shot. So we said SIR YES SIR and continued walking.

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The area was empty and felt haunted. The most beautiful thing to see in downtown is the church right next to a mosque, it’s where Abrahamic religions collide. Downtown is historical and was rebuilt after the civil war but you will still see bits and pieces that were destroyed during the war.

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Lebanese should consider how blessed they are in so many ways, despite the corruption and internal conflicts. 15 years of war and the Lebanese heritage couldn’t be destroyed, it’s still historical, the culture is alive and the Lebanese people know how to enjoy life.

Personally, out favourite hangout areas so far in Beirut are Hamra St. and Raouche where the Pigeon Rock is located. Tim and I had breakfast, lunch and dinner with my family in Raouche and enjoyed our walk. Fact about Beirut is that it never ever sleeps, even when we arrived at 3AM, the city was AWAKE; loud music playing and people having fun AND SMOKING SHISHA.

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Despite all the issues when we visited, we simply LOVE Beirut and can’t wait to go back. Our stay was extremely short and there are still lots of things to do and discover in Beirut. And on our next visit, we are planning to tour the South of Lebaon.12027511_10153203679353233_6523549099742980311_n