People need three things in their lives: a support system, good food, and Lebanese friends! No argument here, and this is why:
They will teach you three languages… and some
Lebanese people are trilingual! Not only they speak Lebanese, English, and French; they also know how to mix them while speaking. You’ll naturally say “Hi! Kifak/kifik? Ça va?” two weeks after befriending a Lebanese person.
They are easygoing
“Yalla” is not a word; it’s a lifestyle!
They party hard
Lebanese people are party animals! After all, Beirut has one of the most active nightlife scenes in the world! Expect to party like you never did before!
Their parents will treat you like family
Lebanese parents will treat you like their children. You’ll be invited to family dinners and gatherings; refusing the invitation is not an option.
They will introduce you to the best cuisine in the world
Be ready to taste knefe and real hummus! And, oh! Nothing beats Lebanese sweets after having a heavy lunch! If you’re lucky enough, your friends will invite you to have lunch at their grandma’s place. Know that Lebanese grandmas make the best food ever!
They’ll shower you with habibis and hayetes
Lebanese people express their affection a lot to their loved ones, including their friends. So, get ready for a lot of it. After all, affection is healthy. The more, the merrier!
They will take care of you
They even go to a great length for you. And if you’re feeling down, it’s not only your Lebanese friends that stand by you but their entire families as well!
They will teach you the dabke
You cannot possibly attend a Lebanese event without knowing how to dance the dabke! If your friends are professional dabke dancers, they will teach you how to dance on the wall!
They will take you on crazy car rides
Be ready to experience the “Fast and Furious” ride or die scenes! Given the fact that Lebanese people are used to driving on crazy roads, they can be considered professional racers. There’s nothing to be worried about. Or maybe you should be…a little.
They are funny
Nothing beats Lebanese humor! Lebanese friends will make jokes about any given situation, especially the not funny ones!
They are adventurous
Lebanese people do not plan their trips and nights! After all, unplanned things turn out to be the best!
They are born ready
With Lebanese friends, you won’t face the unexpected alone. They are just born ready – something in their inherited survival genes. In brief, you can always count on them to get you out of your mess.