From Beirut's Charles Helou station, you can either take a bus (you might have to wait 20 minutes for the bus to get full), Share a Taxi with others or hire your own taxi (You'll pay for 4 people)
Tripoli is famous all over Lebanon for its sticky oriental sweets. Many Beiruties visit Tripoli en group on Sunday mornings to have breakfast at "Hallab". Confusingly to tourists, many sweet houses in Tripoli carry the name "Hallab" in one way or another. This is either because they are legitimate descendants of the famous nineteenth century sweets maker of the same name, or simple free riders trying to profit from the name's reputation.
In July 2008 there has been skirmishes between Sunnis and Alawites of Tripoli. The army mobilised into town and controlled the situation.
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