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A Weekend in Batroun: 10 Things To Do In The Region

Sunny weekends are still ahead of us and we’re all looking for creative things to do. One of my favorite places in Lebanon is Batroun. The beautiful scenery brings you back refreshed and ready for another busy week after the weekend. There are so many things to do there other than lying on the rocks and soaking up the sun. Be it during summer or on sunny winter weekends, Batroun and its surroundings is a great destination for all kinds of activities.

Here are some ideas around the region for weekends ahead. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone!

When I say Batroun, I’m also talking about its surrounding towns, like Tannourine, Chekka, Anfeh, Douma and others. So here goes:

1- Tannourine: Start with an early morning hike in the beautiful reserve. The Tannourine forest is actually the biggest one. It starts in the Batroun casa and ends in the Bechareh casa.

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2- Saydet el nourieh: On your way down from Tannourine to the beach, pass by Saydet el Nouriyyeh for a spiritual hour and a breathtaking view on the shore.

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3- Make sure to pass by ‘Helmeh’ for a nice and refreshing lemonade!

4- Visit Batroun’s old town, it’s beautiful and untouched.

5- You can now go lie down on the rocks and take a dip in the sea. There’s a lot of choice when it comes to which beach you can go to. You can choose between Bonita Bay, White Beach, and Pierre and Friends, or go to Joining beach or Dany’s Bar for a less mainstream experience and great fish.

6- Make sure you stay there till sunset, you won’t regret it a single minute. Those places are great for those who love fishing as well.

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7- If you choose to sleep and spend the weekend there, two of the best places I’ve been to are Beit el Batroun and Mayouli. Beit el Batroun is simply the loveliest and most relaxing place. Mayouli is a bit different than Beit el Batroun as it’s more of an ecological place, with the freedom to have barbecues in a corner of the garden.

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8- Go up to one of Batroun’s vineyards the next day for some wine tasting. Ixsir has the most magical setting, and Aurora is another great choice.

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9- Have a late BBQ lunch on the rocks. You can find a lot of public beaches with clear blue water and settle there.

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10- For a nice late afternoon drink, try Colonel Beer. The setting is relaxed and the beer is excellent!

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There you go! A perfect weekend in Batroun 🙂 I’d love to hear about your suggestions!

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Recipes 0 comments on Shrimp Tortillas Straight From The Grill

Shrimp Tortillas Straight From The Grill

Our ‘thing’ this summer is – as you might have guessed – having barbecues by the sea. When I wrote about how to beat the Sunday Blues, one of the recommendations was to stay out late on Sunday. Who sleeps early anymore anyway, right? On one of our BBQs, we made these amazing shrimp tortillas that all of our guests loved. This recipe was cooked straight out of the grill by the sea on a nice summer day. It’s easy and delicious! I strongly recommend it to add an extra touch to a simple BBQ.

Shrimp Tortillas Recipe

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What you’ll need (for 6 persons):

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  • Fresh shrimps (count 8 medium ones per person)
  • A bunch of fresh coriander leaves
  • 3 fresh red chili peppers
  • 2 medium shallots
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Mixed spices: we used Jamie Oliver’s salt and chili mix
  • 12 Tortilla bread of your choice (2 tortillas per person)

For the sauce

  • 3 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Paprika, to taste
  • Chili powder, to taste (optional)

How to make it:

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  • Marinate the shrimps in the lime juice and mixed spices, then place them on the grill.
  • While they grill, make the sauce by mixing all of the ingredients together until well-combined.
  • When they’re done, place the shrimps on a tortilla bread and sprinkle the sauce on top.
  • Top everything with fresh red chili, coriander leaves and shallots.

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Wrap and enjoy!

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