Lebanon is a republic in the Middle East and is located on the east side of the Mediterranean Sea. Lebanon is known for the cedar tree. This tree is even on the national flag. Travelling around Lebanon is easy, especially because the distances are quite short. Lebanese cuisine is one of the best and most versatile in the world. Typical is a mezze, a whole bunch of snacks which together form a dish. Lebanon is the place to be to go out. Arabs from the Gulf states, North Africans and Southern Europeans come mainly to party. Everywhere in Beirut you will find nightclubs, with music ranging from R&B to Arabic music. You even have gay nightclubs.