I have been living in Beirut for about four years now. And throughout these years, my route has changed as I have become more familiar with my surroundings, hence I've learned to spot shortcuts that have allowed me to reduce the amount of time needed to reach my destination. Furthermore, this has also allowed me to create certain ties with places that have taken on a sentimental value. One of those places happens to be Hamra main street, which I often jokingly refer to as my living room, because that's how comfortable I feel walking through it. Another one for instance is the 24/7 mini market on Sakiet el Janzir from where I always buy recharge cards, cigarettes...

submitted by LA, 21 year old female student
20min, on foot, 2-3 times a week