Friday, March 11, 2011

Trip Advisor: Racism in Lebanon?

jaz300 from Manchester wrote on Trip Advisor, on Feb 27, 2011, the following:

A colleague recently returned from Lebanon and was disgusted by the treatment of domestic help (from abroad) and his mates who travelled with him. He went in a large group, a mix of european, african and south asian friends. He pointed that that the european and fair skinned indian friends (who were mistaken at times as being lebanese/arabs) were treated really well but his nigerian and dark skinned indian & pakistani friends treated with contempt. These 3 friends were refused entry to a few places and often got hostile looks. Totally surprised me because it didn't even occur to me that this might be an issue. I am going with in April but only for 1 or 2 days in Lebanon and we are all Indian Punjabi & l am now wondering if we may incur the same treatment? Just curious whether this is a common theme or whether it might have just been an isolated incident?

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