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Georges J.

Louayze, Baadba, Lebanon

Welcome to Beirut! My name is George and I'm a ToursByLocals guide in this crazy (but beautiful) city.

Don't expect a "normal" storytelling where I would only show you the beauties of Beirut (you will still see many of the landmarks and highlights, of course!). It's a 5000 year-old city that is unbelievably complex, layered and clustered, with a lot of scars from the civil war but with a unique energy that I hope you will feel. I will therefore show you Beirut the way I see it, with a mix of happy and sad stories, but with a lot of fun!

Be prepared for some colorful words when telling you about politics, and superlatives when talking about ancient history, archaeology and recent art works.

I can also show you around Tyre, Mleeta, Qana, Saida, Byblos, Batroun, Tripoli, Baalbek, Qadisha Valley and some secondary archaeological sites in Akkar and Hermel regions. It would be my pleasure organizing for you trekking and skiing holidays, climbing, rappelling and caving events and some hikes in the most beautiful parts of Mount Lebanon.

I also love our local cuisine, so don't hesitate to ask me for culinary tours, wine tastings and cooking courses!

Hope to see you soon!

A Recent Review of this guide

Georges is a fantastic guide and a great guy. Knowledgeable, passionate, informed, equally good whether you want ancient history or contemporary Middle-Eastern politics (he can tell you about astrophysics too, if you want). I can't imagine a better way of getting a young, fresh, insider perspective on Lebanon, in all its complexity. You can ask him anything, and he keeps it real. *****
Paul Keene

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Main tour leader for private and group tours with Travelwise (English - French - Arabic) since June 2015

Archaeology training at RML79 excavation in Beirut with the Directorate General Of Antiquities - 2008

Certificate in 3D visualization for the study and management of complex archaeological sites within the FP7 Marie Curie - People IAPP Radio-Past project - 2012

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