I have a question about safety in Lebanon for American tourists - or, in fact, any tourist. I am an American citizen who has traveled widely, and my tendency is to be skeptical about the US Government's travel warnings about Americans traveling to Lebanon (and Syria) because I understand the politics and ideology that are often behind such warnings.
Are any of you Americans who have recently (let us say, since January 2009) traveled in Lebanon? What have been your experiences?
Impressions from those who aren't American would also be appreciated.