Hometown Spotlight: Meet Nour from Byblos, Lebanon!

Posted by

If you don’t come for the views, you might come for the shopping. If you don’t come for the shopping, you might be crazy if you don’t come for the food! Today we’re excited to have TriPeaks Player Nour introduce us to Byblos, Lebanon!

1. What is your name?


2. How long have you been playing Tiki Solitaire TriPeaks?

Over a year now. I used to play it and stopped for quite a while, but now can’t stop! I have to play it daily. I’m addicted and proud!!

3. Are you in a Club? If so, which one?

Yes, I am in a Club called Hi meyer. We always chat and help each other if someone needs it. We are a good team and we try to finish our Daily Quests. Loving my team members.

4. What city or hometown are you introducing us to?

Byblos in Lebanon.

It’s a coastal town on the coast of the Mediterranean sea, 40 km north of the capital Beirut. Great town to visit and for tourism.

Image courtesy of Ali Hamada

5. How long have you lived there?

I don’t live there anymore. I just visit.  We had to move when I was born because of my dad’s work which is in Beirut, but I wish we could live there.

6. What makes this place so special?

Byblos was part of numerous civilizations: Egyptians, Phoenicians, Persians, Romans.

It’s a historic town great for tourism, and the people there are just a delight!! They have the best hospitality and even the best food. I’m grateful that i’m a part of it.

7. If you were to show a couple of out-of-towners your hometown, where would you take them?

I would definitely take them to the old Souk – that’s what we call it – it’s an old merchant center where you can buy gifts and souvenirs. I’d also take them to the ruins thousands of years old, to the Byblos Castle which was build in the 12th century, Byblos museums: all about Byblos History and art, Saint Charbel Tomb: a saint that was known by his healing miracles, Byblos Port: an ancient port and oldest port in the world more than 5000 years old. And, well, of course we can’t forget about the nightlife bars and pubs! It’s a city that doesn’t sleep. Byblos is a touristic town and historical everyone who visit it fall in love with it. I guarantee it.

8. And if you were to take them out for a meal, where would you take them and what would you suggest they order?

I would take them to Feniqia, the best traditional Lebanese cuisine and order: tabboule, fattoush, humus, garlic labneh green thyme, rekakat cheese, batata harra, feniqia Makle, the feniqia platter, mixed grill platter, mixed chawarma platter.

9. What’s the one thing you wish was different about your hometown?

I wish it was in Beirut!! 🙁 I really love it and it’s a heartbreak that I can’t live there!

10. Any final thoughts about where you live?

I recommend everyone who visits Lebanon spends some time in Byblos, you won’t regret it!! If I could, I would stay there!

GET YOUR HOMETOWN FEATURED: Pay tribute to YOUR hometown our HOMETOWN SPOTLIGHT! If your hometown is chosen, you’ll get 100K Coins, 10 Freeplays, 5 Wilds, 5 Volcanos and 10 Club Point Doublers! Find out all about it here: Hometown Spotlight