Why Lebanon makes for a good holiday

'It's like drinking Champagne at the top of a volcano': Discovering why Lebanon makes for a superb holiday (even though there is chaos all around, as the tour guides admit) Lebanon is bordered by Syria and Israel, but is nestled on the glittering Mediterranean coastline. Its capital, Beirut, boasts an array of historical sights, trendy cafes, restaurants and bustling nightlife.

Mail Online reporter Alex Matthews spent five days in the city and stayed in the exclusive Phoenicia Hotel.

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