I see that you have lots of responses about Lebanon which I thought would be easier to message you.
We are planning to visit Lebanon for 8 days in March and will be visiting some friends in Nabatiya (haris) in the south for few days, which we will be staying in Sour for. we also don't know if we should stay in Sour or Saida. Which is the best option as far as attractions go?
We're also trying to determine how safe is it to navigate the country and where we should stop, like can we go to Tarablis without fear of hitting the borders, can we trust people or drivers/taxi caps? What's the best way for transportation? what should we look out for or avoid? how is it at night time?
Initially, we were thinking 5 days in Beirut, then make day trips from there to near by cities/sights, and another 3 days in Sour or Saida (depending on which is best distance wise) to visit our friends and also see the attractions near by. Do you think that is a fair split? is it reasonable time frame?
What attractions combinations do you suggest make the most sense when we're staying in Beirut (North) then Sour (South)?
As far as hotels go, where is the best place to stay in those cities? is there a safest street or region that is reasonably priced like 3-4 star hotels. Do you recommend buying breakfast with the hotels or is it best to go out in the morning and experience the city local restaurants for the breakfast better taste experience (I heard a lot about Lebanese Yummy breakfasts)?
Thank you kindly!