A lot of lebanese living in lebanon or abroad always write bad things about Lebanon on the internet while foreigners who live here only write up the good stuff; weird right?
I personally think that Beirut is the best city in the MENA region, unfortunately the influence of politicians and the impact of our criminal neighbors have given us negative image.
Don’t be fooled by the negative press, don’t listen to what anyone says. Every country has its downsides, take travel advice and suggestions for just what they are: suggestions.
Go places with a clear head and make your own decisions about them. If I listened to negative opinions, I wouldn’t travel!
When people say Beirut isn't awesome, don't listen.