It was a shock to drive along the sea front in Beirut and not find some of the hotels that used to be landmarks. It was also a shock to realise just how much the city has grown in recent years. Between the two, I had quite a job finding my way around, but eventually I made it to the Middle East University, which is the subject of our first report.

The second concerns an interesting historical site - a series of ancient monuments with a few modern ones as well, and then comes one of Beirut's landmarks.