Metula, Israel
Israel / Places We Go

Metula, Israel

On the very edge of the Lebanese border one can find the town of Metula – Israel’s northernmost settlement… That’s all Lebanon past the tank: Established by the Rothschild family at the end of the 19th century under controversial circumstances, Metula was situated in an area under French control after World War I. However, under … Continue reading

The Bekaa Valley
Lebanon / Places We Go

The Bekaa Valley

Reclining on cushions, sipping mint leaf tea and gazing out across goat-strewn valleys peppered with biblical-looking mud houses… Despite its name, the Bekaa Valley is actually a high plateau between the Mount Lebanon Range and Jebel Libnan ash-Sharqiyya (Anti-Lebanon Range).  For thousands of years the Bekaa Valley, called “hollow Syria” by the Greeks and Romans, … Continue reading