-Lebanon is the only country in the middle east with no desert.
-The ancient Phoenician civilization is now present day Lebanon
-Lebanese people are an ethnic mix of French, Arabic and Italian. When the Romans invaded Jerusalem in the year 70 CE, they settled in the Bekaa valley. This is why there are Roman Ruins in Baalbeck. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French colonized Lebanon and settled in and brought their culture and influence into the cities. The Lebanese Christians are Maronite, descents of French Catholics. While Lebanon is a middle eastern country made up of Arabic people they were also influenced by european cultures.
- Country with the best food in the middle east. Kebabs, garlic sauce, rice and tabooleh is the best!
- The only country to have fashion designers in LVMH outside of Europe. Armani, Chanel, Valentino, etc are all European, but Lebanons designers: Elie Saab, Reem Acra, Zuhair Murad and Abed Mahfouz have Haute Couture fashion houses in Paris and Milan as well.
- Lebanon is called the "Switzerland of the Middle East" and its main city Beirut is called "The Paris of the middle east"
-Beirut is the most modern and European city in the middle east.
-Lebanon is known for having the most beautiful women in the world. Men in all the Muslim countries are told in Madrasas (arabic schools) that they should Pray to Allah(SWT) to get a Lebanese wife. All the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models are Lebanese. Known for having beautiful blue eyes, amazing curves and million dollar smiles
Lebanon has a movie theater that was cool until Mt. Juliet got a way better one. There are lots of shitty strip malls. There is a shitty outlet mall.
There is a fairly large population of rich, old Republicans, who are the ones running the government. They like to feel as if they live in a cute town with little shops and antique stores and Victorian mansions. They like to promote "Historic Downtown Lebanon." But unfortunately, there are not enough cobblestones to make Lebanon this picturesque. Also there is not a Starbucks. They should just move to Franklin.
The only people who hang around "downtown" are poor fuckers from god-awful Watertown (which is miraculously smaller than Lebanon) and old people who like to whittle pieces of wood.
Every year, Lebanon is home to the Wilson County Fair, which is the largest county fair in Tennessee. It's probably good if you like fairs, but you must remember that it contains a high concentration of Lebanon's residents. NYLON Magazine wrote an article about it in 2009, which made the minuscule high school hipster population piss themselves.
Person 2: Lebanon.
Person 1: Woah, you're Lebanese?
Person 2: No, Lebanon, Tennessee.
Person 1: Oh! That place has an Outlet Mall, right? I went there once. There's a Pac Sun there, isn't there?
Person 2: Yeah, and a Bath and Body Works Outlet. What the fuck is that? Even a mildly good store is turned to a shit "outlet" store in Lebanon.
B: Theres nothing in Lebanon...
A: Let's go to Harrisburg
All in all there's not much to complain about, though, because Nashville is so close. People who complain about living in Lebanon are doing so just so they can write sceamo music about how sad they are that they're from a small town. Or, they just can't drive, which sucks for them.
People in Watertown like to say they're from Lebanon. People in Lebanon like to say they're from Nashville.
They are all idiots.
2: Nashville! 615! Woo!
2: No...I live in Lebanon. *shame* It's...well, it's close.