Visit to Mleeta in Lebanon
Arrival scene at Beirut Airport
The (pre-) Roman temple of Baalbek is Lebanon's most famous attraction
Few visitors know about Mleeta - the Hezbollah's stronghold sitting high on a mountaintop in Lebanon's South in defence against Israeli attacks. The mountain dug out was not detected by Israel until after the end of the 2006 War. It was built into a war museum and memorial in 2010. Hezbollah is considered terrorist by the West, whereas in Lebanon it is considered a defensive army.
A 90 minute drive from the capital Beirut
At the beginning of the tour there is a welcome video by Hezbollah leader Hasan Nazrallah
Our guide Mohamed
All sorts of military equipment was captured by Hezbollah from the Israeli forces
Finishing the day back in Beirut with a good friend and a good cigar on top of Le Gray Hotel - with a view on a mosque and a church, co-existing in good neighbourhood.
(Lebanon's unwritten National Pact of 1943 required that its president be Maronite Christian, its speaker of the parliament to be a Shiite Muslim, its prime minister be Sunni Muslim, and the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and the Deputy Prime Minister be Greek Orthodox.)