We spend the night in a police officers’ house. With his wife and three kids, he lives in a small village on the other side of the cedars mountain ridge, because you are not allowed to be a policeman in your own village. The red wine of the area is very popular, and we have a special evening, enjoying local dishes and hospitality.
Our second stop is Baalbek, where the world's largest Roman temple once stood. Located near the rivers Litani and Orantes, Baalbek is very strategically located and suitable for growing food. The temple has been used several times by different religions.
The following day, we enjoy the most beautiful descent of Lebanon, which is a very special tour for us, all alone through the landscape and the fog. The summer of Mount Sannine (2628m), you can see from Beirut. The descent is called the Grand Couloir: a slope of 35 degrees and with super firn we ski down.
For us Lebanon is a very friendly country with many different cultures, religions and beliefs, that is located between troubled areas. You can’t tour everywhere in Lebanon because of landmines. It is also advisable to avoid certain places. But Lebanon is very good to experience and admire on skis.