Situated where it is, between places of conflict, and with the tension between Lebanon-based Hezbollah and Israel, it’s understandable for people to assume that Lebanon is a dangerous country. But in truth, it really isn’t!
That’s to add that the Lebanese are very friendly and welcoming people who make a foreign visitor feel at home in a heart beat.
#5 It’s a Muslim country
Wrong. Lebanon is very diverse! It is home to 18 religious denominations, encompassing Muslims, Christians, Druze, and even a small Jewish community.
While you may come across occasional remnants of the 15-year civil war in Lebanon, that ended over 30 years ago, and the country is not at war.
It has developed and, for the most part, has moved on. The new generation does not dwell in the past but only looks forward. They don’t care about sectarian politics and are united for a better Lebanon.
Persecuted is the last word to use to describe Lebanon’s nation. True, the country had some religious conflicts during its long history – like so many countries around the world – but people in Lebanon do co-exist nicely.