I am delighted to share with you a short piece I wrote and recorded for the programme From Our Own Correspondent, which was broadcast on BBC World Service this morning. There are repeat broadcasts until Wednesday morning, depending on where you are in the world, and you can listen to it online here.
A recently erected statue of Rafiq Hariri. If you zoom in on the map you can see the stone waterfall structure.
I like the sweeper’s jacket hung casually over a branch.
It’s finally here: the very first project produced by an amazing group of travel bloggers, all featured by Lonely Planet. The eminent travel guide publisher has, over the past few years, been selecting certain bloggers to be featured on its web site. In 2010, I was invited to join this fortunate band, dubbed the BlogSherpas, and since then each of my posts appears on the relevant Lonely Planet page (usually the Beirut one). That’s how some of you readers found your way here in the first place.
Over the past months, the BlogSherpas have been collaborating on an online photography book, Around the World with 40 Lonely Planet Bloggers, introducing their perspective on travel. As one of the 40 contributors to the ebook I am happy to be able to offer my readers a free copy.
The contributors include other serial expats, round-the-world travellers, experts in family travel, budget travel, food writing and more. In this free ebook, they share their experiences along with stunning shots from nearly 70 countries.
If you are looking for inspiration for summer travel, impetus to quit your office job and make that long-awaited move abroad, or maybe just a great armchair travelling experience, all you have to do is click here or on the banners top and bottom. No extra effort is required from you!
You can read what Lonely Planet has to say about it here. It has been a great experiment and I hope you enjoy browsing the ebook.