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    Default Batroun - Ebrine ?????

    Ebrine is a small town in North Lebanon containing about 3,000 people. There are also about another 1,000 expatriates living abroad in various countries such as Australia, France, US, Canada and South America as well as the Gulf States. The town is situated about 7 kilometres above the seaport City of Batroun, and is 60 kilometres north of the capital, Beirut.
    As most towns and villages in Lebanon, Ebrine is approximately 450-500 metres above sea level, depending which area of Ebrine you are standing in. It has unsurpassed and unblocked views of the Ocean as well as the towering 2,000-3,000 metre Mountains of Lebanon that surround it, and during winter, when the mountains are covered with Snow, it is indeed a sight to behold.

    Translated from the original Syriac (3ebr), the word Ebrine translates as ‘the corridor, or intersection'’. The village of Ebrine is spelt in a variety of ways. The official name in Lebanon is ‘Aabrine’, but some spell it ‘Ibrin’ and of course ‘Ebrine’, one that the Anglo-Lebanese have adopted. ‘Aabrine’ is mostly the French transliteration of the Arabic name for the town. Most of the people in Ebrine actually do not work there, since like most Lebanese, they commute to Beirut or Jounieh for work and either drive to the village in the afternoon or on the weekend.

    In the Summer Holidays though, the town is filled, as the cool summer weather and fresh air make it a must to stay. Driving time from the airport along the Autostrade (Motorway) is about 1 hour 10 minutes, however, in most cases, you get there in less that time, as many people can attest to (thanks to the speed of the drivers). In addition, the Monastery of the Sisters of the Holy Family is located in Ebrine, which Patriarch Elias Hoyek founded. His tomb is also located in the Monastery in Ebrine.

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    Rahbet Ebrine - Sisters of the Holy Family Monastery


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    Nice work Shreek.
    Je défendrai mes opinions jusqu'à ma mort, mais je donnerai ma vie pour que vous puissiez défendre les vôtres.

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    Ebrine is trully a beautifull town.

    yalla ya jar teb2a mro2 3melle zyara bi Chabtine

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    Quote Originally Posted by hicham saade View Post
    Ebrine is trully a beautifull town.

    yalla ya jar teb2a mro2 3melle zyara bi Chabtine
    I used to go there in the times when Georges Saade was head of the Kataeb.
    The last time I went there was a year or two after his death.
    I got put off by the Kataeb Cedars which were on every corner it seems

    But smalla it has grown with about 3-4 restaurants now and was meaning to go
    and eat there last September but didn't go.

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