I am planning a trip to Lebanon but am concerned about my safety. I know that crime is low, but is there any risk of violence or terrorism directed at me as I am a westerner? My plan is to see as much of Beirut as I can then do a trip up the coast to some skiing in the mountains - mostly so i can say i went skiing in Lebanon!
How safe is Beirut to explore? Do I need a guide/driver or even security in order to experience it? I like to see things under my own steam and not as a tourist on a bus.
Thanks in advance for your comment etc...! :)