A byword for chaos and destruction throughout the 80s, the charming and atmospheric city of Beirut has emerged from the tatters of civil war to reclaim its "Paris of the East" tag. Stunning European-meets-Islamic architecture, a vibrant nightlife scene and an enviable culinary tradition have made the Lebanese capital a favourite of in-the-know travellers for several years now. But, thanks to new boutique hotel offerings and bar openings, the stylish set will soon be eschewing the Côte d'Azur and heading here instead. Go now, before the tourists move in en masse.
How do you love to remember your holidays?
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- Collecting lots of momentos and keeping them in a safe place
- Creating an online photo album and sharing with friends
- Keeping my personal digital photo collection to look back to
- Not really bothered about photos or momentos, the memories are in my head