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A walk from Hamra to Achrafieh


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Contrarily to popular belief, Beirut is a nice city to walk in!

Distances are relatively short, and at 5 PM it’s much more pleasant to walk a Hamra – Achrafieh rather than spending one stressful hour in traffic jam.

One’s get to discover new places, new sights, and has plenty of time to think…

Despite the concrete wave (“tsunami” would be more adapted) that has stormed upon Beirut, the number of old beautiful houses and gardens that remains is surprising, especially in poorer areas.

It makes you wonder how beautiful Beirut must have been 10, 20, 30 or 40 years ago.

There are several paths to walk from Hamra to Achrafieh, but I recommend you to pass by Downtown. (avoid bridges that are dangerous)

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  1. Joana
    May 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing your pictures, makes me wanna follow the same path!
    Just one request: it would be great if you could caption the pictures! I don’t want to miss any spot 😉
    Btw, here’s a link that might interest you: http://beirut.re-place.info/.
    It’s a project where you can describe your path not only with pictures, but also expressing memories, impressions etc. Worth a look & a try!

    • Erik Vincenti Zakhia
      May 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      Hello Joana !
      I’m glad you liked it! It’s really a nice path to follow
      Concerning captions, you’re right. But it’s a bit difficult if one doesn’t know the name of the streets…
      And thank you for the suggestion 🙂 The idea sounds really cool! (but the website needs to be made a bit more user friendly). Did you contribute to launch it ?

    • Erik Vincenti Zakhia
      May 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      by the way, did you hear about that http://www.autopooling.com ?

  1. May 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

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