Archive for March, 2009

Press Conference

31
Mar

At 1:30pm on Wednesday, April 1st, a press conference will be held at the Ministry of Tourism in Beirut. The LMTA will give a brief on the LMT, the thru-walk and its sponsors and finally introduce the core team of 7 hikers. In attendance: The press and media representatives LMTA board and members Tour operators Representatives from the ministries of tourism and culture NGO’s Various representatives from the tourism sector: Hotels etc. After the press conference we (the core team) get on a bus and head up north to the town of Qbaiyat, the starting point of our trek.

Norbert

31
Mar

Norbert Schiller is the photographer who will be helping me tell the story of this trek through his photographs. He has lived in the Middle East and Africa for over 20 years and has covered conflicts in Algeria, Iraq, Israel, Palestinian territories, Sudan, Kurdistan and the Western Sahara to name a few. His books on Lebanon include: Wines of Lebanon, Arak and Mezze and Chateau Ksara. His passion for Lebanon rivals that of many Lebanese I know. While I am on the trail, the ...

28
Mar

Blog is up and running! Come here over the next month and you will get live updates from our trek along the complete length of the Lebanon mountain trail. I will be uploading pictures through the day with the different beautiful things we will be encountering on each day of the hike. Know someone on the walk-thru? See their progress on the blog as well.