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Beirut

Coolest city in the Middle East ... Beirut has a hip beach club scene.

World

Ten 'awful' cities you should still visit

David Whitley There are many cities around the world with a justifiably awful image. But here are 10 that are better than their reputation suggests.

Middle East

Rising from the rubble

A stroll past the beach clubs of the Corniche or an evening in the bars and restaurants of Gemmayze reveal more and more people creating the buzz and excitement of a new Beirut.

Lebanon's capital is fast becoming one of the most exciting cities on Earth, writes Ian Henderson.

Lebanon

Middle East meets West

Lebanese woman smoking a waterpipe, locally known as nargileh, next to the swimming pool of Beirut's bombed landmark Saint-Georges hotel

Leisa Tyler is dazzled and exhausted by Beirut's frenetic pace as the war-ravaged city is rebuilt.

Lebanon

A saga of war and wine

Rich history ... harvesting grapes in the Bekaa Valley

Leisa Tyler tastes the revival of an ancient industry, as new vineyards and optimism grow in the Bekaa Valley.

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Travellers Tips

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From dumps to jewels: greatest city comebacks

Woman, Beirut, Lebanon, pool hotel

Once deep down in the urban dumps, these cities have bounced back from the brink of becoming no-go destinations, turning tumultuous pasts into tourist drawcards.

Tips

Don't spit, have public sex or forget to flush the toilet

Topless-sunbathing

Chris Pritchard Breaking laws while on holiday in another country is easier than you think.

Map of Beirut

Travel News

Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

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GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 12:05pm | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

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