"Buying a cold drink - not so cold after all!" Baalbeck Tourist Trap Tip by torabora
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When visiting Baalbeck, keep in mind that the locals are used to tourists touring in and around their town. You will find several souvenir and drink shops, but be careful of high prices and rip-offs. We went to purchase a couple of sodas from a boy at a drink cart and he gave us the cans of warm soda. When we asked for ice, he asked for $0.50 per cup of ice and an extra $0.10 per straw. We said, "no thanks," and kept moving.
Unique Suggestions: It's best to pack in your own lunch and/or cold drinks if you are not planning to sit at any local restaurants.
Fun Alternatives: If you do want a local restaurant, prepare ahead of time and take a guide who can speak to the locals in Arabic and find out the best food in town and where to go. A guide may also be a good idea as Baalbeck can be tricky to get to from the coastal cities.
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