It is still possible to travel through Lebanon as a tourist. A drive to the ancient city of Byblos and the Beeka plain to the ruins of Baalbek, where the shadow of the Syrian civil war falls over the snow-capped mountains.
Lebanon in February 2013: The situation is relatively calm, but only a few weeks later, the country threatens to be involved in the Syrian conflict. The scars of their own civil war can be seen everywhere in Beirut - on the shattered Holiday Inn, at the Martyrs' Square, downtown. A journey to a country where peace is always a short visit.