July 29, 2020

‘Life at the top’: Lebanon mountain club dodges economic crisis

Faqra (Lebanon) (AFP) – Panama hats and designer sunglasses, champagne buckets and luxury cars: in the mountain resort town of Faqra, Lebanon’s economic crisis is not immediately obvious.Digging into a crunchy salad at an exclusive country club in the Lebanese mountains, Zeina el-Khalil said she was glad to have escaped here for the summer.”The atmosphere in Beirut has become heavy and depressing. Reality is everywhere. But here we feel like we’re in another country,” she said.Lebanon is mired in its worst economic crisis in decades, with the downturn sparking soaring inflation and plunging al…

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