You there, sitting in your office, aren’t you dreaming of a hot croissant while sitting in the sun in a little bistrot? I know I am!
But let’s be practical. Today, I will tell you how to go to work if you are living in Beirut.
- Many, many people use their cars, so we can enjoy the traffic! Here, usually, every family has at least one car, so yes, cars are used a lot.
- Don’t worry if you don’t have your own vehicle; you can take a cab! Of course, you can call a taxi office and order a car, but this is not an everyday way because taxis are expensive. This is why we choose to take a “service”! You walk a little bit from your home, and you will quickly find a service. The service driver will take you to your destination for only 150.000LL, around $1.70. Sometimes you need to pay him double if you’re going somewhere a bit far. A service is a great way to go to work; you will practice your Arabic, listen to local music, meet all kinds of people, and certainly discover Beirut! No precise spot to find a service, just walk and wait to hear a non-stop horn calling you!
- Buses are also a way to go to work, especially if you have a long distance. You can come from the mountain to Beirut on a bus and then continue your way with a service!
So, guys, do not worry; there are always ways to take you to your destination. In your first days here, you will find it difficult because there are few stations (the buses stop wherever you want), but you will get to know it after all.
Finally, let’s not forget bicycles! In the summer, with the 30/35-degree heat, I’m not sure it’s easy, but you can start from the last week of September to enjoy it!
When you come, don’t be surprised at how many little motorcycles you will see in the street. It’s a cheap way to move!
Excuse me now, my croissant is waiting. Oh, I mean work!
Have a good day! 😊