The History tour of Batroun Lebanon
Good morning guys and welcome back to another video here in Batroun and guys in today's video we're going to be taking you on a very very special trip yesterday when we were at the Batroun festival we met a nice gentleman by the name of John who works for the municipality and he's going to be taking us on a trip so we've got Fouad here we've got Mabelle and we've got the man to met the legend John. How are you? Good yeah very good. Actually you've been here so many times okay like heaps of time I mean you just keep coming over and over to the city oh yeah my question is to you, I mean, what's special about Batroun city? I will tell you that so Batroun is a very special place for the reason being that we have a mix of thousands of year old history yeah Canaanite era exactly but we speak Florida yeah yeah you get some of that and then you also have this very modern set of restaurants by the atmosphere great nightlife good people like the man the myth the legend John welcome guys and so much to do let's do it is this your guys first tour through Batroun official tour yeah yeah I'm excited all right let's do it. Yeah we got a spot already so this is going to be our uh driver here yeah oh we got the eight-seater golf cart yola oh up up front here we go so John tell us a little bit though you give uh tours throughout the summer or year round we can drive all around all actually all around the whole city aka all right all around the whole city sweet nice yeah there we go yellow guys let's do this it's gonna be like one of the healthiest one actually oh the best one yeah all right that's what we've been told so let's do it. So guys we're gonna be taking you all around and what better way to see Batroun than someone who knows every square inch of this beautiful city and as you can see if you saw yesterday's video guys when we were cruising through the streets at the festival so so busy but uh today during the day it's a little more quiet during the day still a lot going on a lot of places open but people are resting for the nightlife so what's going to be the first stop today uh we think about that but let me tell you about uh how the name actually Batroun city changed from Canaanite era to Crusader time okay during Canaanite era Batroun city was called like Batrouna, which means the place of the chief during a Phoenician age Batroun city was called like Batrouno it comes from the Arabic word okay which means that what they mean by they are like when the Phoenician used to like cut stencils from the quarry that was next to the finished world okay and build Batroun as you can see but consider it like that's filled with sandstone yeah 97 percent actually a pointer to city was rid of sandstone okay uh during the Roman era Batroun city was called Botrys. Botrys, which means a bunch of the
grapes because Batroun was covered with vineyards okay oh wow during Crusades time but it was called Botrun. Okay now guys so we've got like four different names then yeah we're driving now is through the main street after that we're moving from the main street actually to Ottawa city all right I love the sound of this tour already yeah guys I mean you can see that everywhere you go on Batroun you get that old sandstone feel except as I was saying at the beginning of the video you have this modern feel you have all these modern shops and restaurants kind of built right into it so it gives such a unique feel to the city one that you really can't experience anywhere else probably the closest feel I could say to this would be maybe the sandstone you see in Byblos [__] or the sandstone you see like lined throughout the city and um sewer as well but Batroun still is just so much different. My friends I want to make a quick stop from this video about Lebanon and share with you a very special product that me and my best friend Fouad from Lebanon are working on and it is the ultimate guide to traveling Lebanon so if you're considering coming to Lebanon you might be wondering many different things how do you navigate the country currently where should you go? What should you do about the currency crisis? And the different rates. And how you exchange your money? Can you use ATMs? Where should you eat? Where should you go out? All of these questions that you might have are things that Fouad and I have experienced over the last 12 months and we've spent countless hours creating the ultimate guide that's going to answer all these questions and ensure you have an amazing time when you come and visit this beautiful country of Lebanon, so the guide is going to be available very soon but if you click on the link in the description below you'll actually be able to go ahead and put your email address down and then when the guide releases you'll get 15 off because you'll be the first people to receive it targeting to have it done by the end of this summer because we're still exploring some of the places as we continue to write this book but I can tell you our hearts and souls have been poured out into this book to curate the product for you that is going to give you the experiences that we've had the experiences that have brought me back to Lebanon six times in the last 12 months so guys definitely check it out in the link in the description below. Our first stop will be actually this church oh very beautiful let's go down and just come on perfect let's do it so there's a lot of uh really large sandstone built churches throughout here is this the main one by the port yeah actually this one is yeah uh listen all churches in baton rouge were built during the ottoman era between 1861 and 1918. this one was a bit like between 1930 and 1906.
okay oh wow so over 100 years old then yeah okay let's step in and just uh check all the details actually inside the church wow look at this magnificent entrance so huge actually it's considered one of the most beautiful and uh biggest churches of Lebanon and la catrie cathy we're working on the pronunciation there no problem over there oh wow look at this wow magnificent uh the first question what's your impression about this church actually yeah my first thoughts are like I'm just blown away we have the towering ceilings we have that sandstone feel you can tell it's been remodelled a couple times since 1900 yeah of course of course and uh but it's maintained in a perfected condition I mean you can look through here this entire area guys every speck of this place you don't see any dust on the floor you see everything in great condition we even have some ac units in there yeah yeah so uh as I said like this church was built uh between world war ii zero and 1906 it was designed by architect Italian architect called called giuseppe maguire okay and uh since Stephen is the first martyr in Christianity and he's a patron saint of baton city so in each house in baton city you found the name like Stefan Stefani you know just the name after Steven okay my son's name is called echan okay so whatever you see in this church actually it's all donated by fishermen and bathroom people okay and uh just right in the center we have like an icon to send Stephen a kids icon like was made by painted by Italian painter called guilty actually he was having some time in baton in 1934 okay 1904 he took like 900 lira majidi just to make this painting okay so uh beautiful question to you now do you know why all authors are bit on the east side uh I'm gonna phone a friend here cloud actually why all altars are built on the east side uh yes because it's where the sun rises okay because history first uh because it refers to hop and light light okay why the west refers to darkness and the devil that's why and the priest is replacing a child he god like asks people just to look to the west and them the devils three times did you know this one actually the main entrance of uh churches the most interesting I mean main door main entrance in orbit are located on the west side they say like when the worshipers just want you just to step in the church they are just moving from the west that refers to darkness and peace just to the sun that refers to the light wow heritage that's the heritage of patron man yeah it's incredible wow that's that's called the people's place yeah is this the same architect as the church that you brought me to uh in biblos where the person's body is uh still exposed I don't think it's the same it's not the same architecture yeah so guys that was the uh cathedral right there very very stunning now we're gonna continue where to next john uh we're not we're not done yet actually here I'm going to show you the church from different angles oh okay yeah guys as you can see we're walking right out here to behind the church and it is one of the most beautiful locations I've seen for a church we're literally right in front of the port here you see inside the church actually it's all donated by fishermen and the people people the statue of Stephen since Stephen okay this one like was donated by uh uh a sale family the one who got I'm not gonna make just promotion but anyway somehow they got like fish restaurant down there okay this one like was donated in 1997. ah so it's a new one then cost like twenty thousand twenty five thousand dollars at that time wow what's special about this place is everything they do they do for the community yeah yeah you know they all love each other here yeah actually just they're all together they're all united as I said before like uh everyone in the baton we have like a small saying in baton rouge I don't know but forgive me god we say like god is great but not greater than saint Stephen you know everyone in baton like they just name their children after Stephen yeah stephen stephanie oh stefano hotel where we stayed at last year oh wow all right guys if you saw last year's video we stayed at stan stefano now it's all connecting a little bit but somehow it's connected too it's all connected wow very very cool okay let's go back to the golf cart and just make you know go down down to the fisherman perfect okay all right let's go so yeah guys the fisherman Portland we're gonna be cruising down to that is where the festival is so it looks a little bit different than 97 percent of the year you don't have all of these uh stands and things going on it's just for this time of year when we have the bathroom festival you'll definitely want to check out that vlog guys if you haven't seen that one we had so much fun maybe Mabelle and Fouad went and uh explored and let's put it this way a lot of energy a lot of fun at the festival so yeah here we go guys back to the golf cart man it's I'm speechless wow it feels like you're in a different world yeah right that church it is beautiful but it's 100 times beautiful when you know the people of the city made it you know what I mean yeah it's even more of a special experience when we get to know the insides of it you know like uh everyone like was donating you know money donating just effort donating whatever you just you need another to build the church really wow that that explains the hospitality of the locals in baton rouge exactly voila all right we're back on the golf cart we're going to cruise around to the uh port yeah yeah that is actually it's Jewish like from different angles and uh as you can see it's a combination of like byzantine and roman art and a touch of gothic according to byzantine sorry byzantine art we have like two domes on the top of the church okay yeah looks beautiful from this angle guys where we're cruising through right now is this is the festival that we were at yesterday evening it looks a little quiet at this hour but you can see a small little view of the uh port right here oh we've even got a nice little yacht over there key [ __ ] all right that looks like a nice little vibe yeah yeah that's one thing you uh you do see a lot of in Lebanon is a bunch of yachts parked in all these ports looks like a nice little vibe but actually I made a video like this morning a guy let me tell you something about myself sorry like jiren during corona virus I made like up to 60 videos out that's one study 60 videos wow content creator than john yeah yeah like i do did that like daily you know every day so uh in the morning in the evening actually i go so everyone in between city know me as one person at a time one person what the [ __ ] yes but in all right we're gonna spice things up a little bit I'm scared all right and are we climbing the white house right now I climbed it last year did you see the video so like I made a video today this morning because they're like a guy I don't know what's called he's just running from Beirut to bathroom barefoot okay wow for the donation wow that's pretty awesome so i made like a video just asking people you know just to be like together now just to meet him when he just gets watching wow that's pretty cool that's a long run probably what for eight hours I don't know but I started with sabal so actually guy uh it's a finishing fisherman port by excellence okay it had nothing to do like by the collapse of uh spawn uh uh due to earthquake that hit the coastal line on July 500 to 180 okay that had nothing to do with the other one okay actually like fishermen finishing fishermen board for excellence okay but the city like is separated by two bays okay we have the fishermen for here and the other bay is called basal okay the other one was used like back up to this one so when the wind blew actually from the north the other one was used and the wind when the wind blew from the south and this one was boss is the small one though yeah actually it's sands rocky like sandy little rock actually uh it's not central is it right next to the restaurant yeah okay that's that's what we call it okay yeah we were there this morning for minutiaes there we go we got the uh yeah we've got the uh tight streets here man that's beautiful so beautiful bro traditional houses beautiful it's kind of like biblows or you call it oh like this is this is the beautiful part about Batroun guys just cruising through these streets there's so many little alleyways and each part is designed in its own unique way like right up there we're not going to go through there at the moment but there's like plants hanging down through the alleyways restaurants through there like each one's just designed in its own unique custom way we've got flowers well designed and another another uh view of the church on this side it's a Greek orthodox church okay oh this is a different church are you Greek yeah okay this one like it's called saint George church it's a Greek one okay Greek orthodox that one was built like in 1867 and the same story the same story goes here come on let me show you something okay like uh do you see it uh oh busted for parking there oh same store you go here okay like you see that we didn't go every corner ah right up there okay there used to be like wooden stairs okay that would mean climb up in order to reach like two balconies or three battles inside the church okay so like away from uh men during the mass actually uh the church like uh it has the biggest actually the highest dome of its coin in Lebanon the white couple over there okay you see it yeah yeah right up top there okay it's 14 meters in height Allah it's 14 meters in height okay and to me like in Sophia of Lebanon okay I thought it's like uh it looks like a snail design from it from inside okay it's unique in Lebanon yeah wow that's very beautiful so okay let me show you come on and so the name of this church is legs saint George St George saint George all right that's a little easier for me to pronounce and the Arabic is Jesus all right and here we go okay just have a look I feel like some sandstone world i'll probably see my flavor okay like i said before just to protect them coming off from terrorism we got a whole new design right here Santorini yeah we're in Greece now yeah whoa over here you know they just removed the command players off sensors oh wow uh they are just applying like grouse all around sandstone oh this is basically just keeping it uh yeah actually and actually from school oh wow because the clothes the sandstone is to the sea like it's more affected by erosion and things let's go full speed at john let's get this thing going okay this one like this place here this guy was right something here so a lot ruins showed up oh we got ruins down there we just came over just and start excavating they said like these actually ruins date back to like phoenician or and persian time wow that's what you'll find guys all over lebanon is they'll be doing construction and they're finding so many ruins i mean lebanon has history like thousands and thousands of years old is not excavated yet so this one actually was restored last year and now it's used as guest houses you know everyone is trying to get to get the most out of it by like selling you know uh ice cream water you know uh gadgets every you know in front of their houses and uh some guys like have big houses you know what they're doing they're just dividing their house into small rooms you know just uh as you know just for rent as guest houses you know what i mean so everyone's trying to get the most out of it you know as but boom but from booming yeah i love you keith khan love you guys still hey how are we doing how we doing is let's uncover the secret about the finishing wall okay this area here was like a big mountain of san diego like i said before so when the phoenician okay just came to baton city actually and settled down here to start cutting sandstone from that big mountain and built actually the first place ever built in metron that was like the the finishing castle that's not in ninth century bc now it's used at diaspora house okay uh on this side used to be the quarry that bilbao and it was still active like in 1930 okay 1930 oh yeah uh the finnish world used to extend like from the fishermen airport to other bay okay up to 500 meters inland so what's left from this wall actually dates back to first century bc during the roman era right now it's 225 meters in length five meters in height and one meters and okay okay okay question guys to you do you know how the romans used to cut like sandstone no nope yeah fraud do you have any idea about that maybe like the measurements of the rock and the carved and certain points that no somehow just just the cloth you you getting close okay they make like uh each centimeters they make like a hole like a using like a chisel okay they stick later some somehow later they stick some kind of like a wooden block in each hole the soaker was was with water and they'd swell up and split the sandstone did you cut it yeah didn't know about that yeah so uh uh patreon city like in 19th century uh people in baton like built houses temples churches and shops restaurants and even walls that separate that property and also sandstone actually were taken from this area from this air area here actually wow so we call it like uh old succulent we call it it's 19th century old baton 19th century and yeah guys this is just a unique place over here we're being told here that this residence is the most expensive place you can rent in patron city about 10 000 per night but you can see why you've got all this history right in front of you you have the sea views and a really modern slash old design it's kind of that hybrid look that you get and you got a couple other houses it looks like guest houses on the other side right over there too so beautiful spot here to be staying in patron you'd for sure live there right bro yeah like i told you i don't mind living in any place in lebanon yeah it's lebanon it's beautiful here it belongs to everyone yeah what about you hyatt i used to be a lebanese singer that uh rented that place out for ten thousand a month oh deal all right money bags she's treating me then all right you decide okay so it belongs to everyone actually we are strangers and you are just you know actually from baton rouge yeah i which one's the best in your opinion uh to me the the guys one no i like someone i like my wife and my kids uh they make the homemade yeah oh my god they make homemade ice cream yeah homemade lemonade as you can see when life gives you lemon we make something and famous for since 1898 in 2012 we made the largest cup of lemonade oh how do we get an invite for this up to 5500 litres of lemonade it's registering that's a lot of lemonade that's a big lemonade stand yeah actually all but some people actually what you know just helping like uh but true keep on flexing yeah yeah sweet that's why i love this place guys so many random amazing reasons we are good at making like food and drink otherwise we yeah yeah they're experts up here guys like literally every type of cuisine that i've had here in patron so far not all of it i filmed sometimes i didn't have the camera but we went to like pier and amigos amazing mexican food here in lebanon i mean mexico is like literally on the exact opposite side of the world and the mexican food was so-so what about the ish what is the best place actually my wife makes the best man usher in baton city keep in mind he's uh known as malik albatron so he's gonna answer uh non-biased he can't pick any specific restaurant so if he makes his wife happy happy wife happy life yeah of course uh people in between actually in patron here uh they're like you know they fill it up with ceo okay and as you all know just evaporation is like not taking the whole uh operation so when like uh the water just uh you know everything we got like uh salt oh fresh sea salt then right there like salt starts to crystallize oh wow you know what i mean so uh actually it's pure salt oh it's very nice they're over there yeah actually it's for the person oh it's refreshing it's not enough personal use here we go man what is also special about going in reverse it has the cleanest beaches in lebanon oh yeah they are super clean you go to the city we don't have any septic tanks anymore all we have just infrastructure connected to wastewater refinery wow okay after water like filtered up to ninety percent it is returned as a motorcycle so it's pretty much all recycled water here wow that's why how many cities are like that in lebanon i don't know i think that's the only one yeah on okay because yeah from all the places i visited this is the first i've heard they do this type of water treatment that's that's amazing wow just look at these alleyways guys super vibrant flowers right here okay actually uh these narrow streets actually dates back to like 19th century during the autumn era like when we had no cars and this actually date back to like horse it was used like four horse horse cars okay wow you got used by horsepower that's why you know we're trying to narrow suit yeah we haven't i don't think on the last two are oh we're we're going head to head here looks like we're taking the uh taking the lead here keep going lemonade oh oh oh yeah there we are another one another one we almost got a little shower right there guys yeah exactly i was ready for it yes i know we're ready for a little swim church tours yeah i know we're doing a full tour of this place and uh we're gonna be now at lady of sea church yeah come on wow get all this stuff all right here we go oh it's okay bro guys thank you though you see uh this is the example oh this one's been eroded we need some cement in these gaps right there actually they put like uh graph all around samsung oh wow look at this walking in here wow see i want a house like this just right on the water looking out okay i agree all right there we go it's uh a baby agrees that's a good sign all right let's take a quick little look here what we can see the ultra blue water here and we can see more extensions of the wall here wow and so now we're at the uh notre dame church of our lady by the sea oh so right here this is uh this is salt yeah yeah wow you can actually see that look at that nice and closely there should i give it a little taste here yeah it's beautiful i'm thinking we could toss a little bit on the burgers this is just from splashing or it's from the waves and it's just slowly the wind takes it i mean yeah the waves can reach up to here during winter time oh well like rough sea you know what i mean so that's crazy look at this guys the water is all the way down there in the winter time six months from now we're having waves smash against here so that's why you can see all the uh the salt lining the sandstone in here so this requires a lot of maintenance and upkeep also it's a smaller smaller quaint church wow yeah actually it's called lady of the church and this church like uh it's petron saying of fisherman okay just have a look at the painting here this one was made like uh it was done in uh in greece the hollymoon okay holy mole okay uh the story goes when like some fishermen were just going fishing somehow they lost direction to due to big thunderstorms so they prayed to the lady of the church you know asking her for help so suddenly a big light appeared showing them the way back to the show let me tell you a true story like a living example connected to this one okay my daddy in 1960 used to dive like four sponge fishing okay 50 meters deep using like a hose connected to air compressor in the uh boat okay the deeper he goes like the more pressure he gets all over his body especially on his eardrum because you know what the blood comes up to his head okay like one time like accidents actually happen like there were there was a puncture in the hose so he had to go up quickly to the surface okay instead you should have rested like uh 50 15 minutes each time he got up like 15 meter so the blood you know comes down back you know down to his waist and down to his legs actually so when he was up to the surface they took him to the hospital he was like about to die so i prayed that's a living example really that happened to my dad in 1960 he prayed to the lady of teacher asking her like if i wanna die just please make it quick like uh i'm suffering and somehow if you want to heal me up or cure me please do that because i have like small kiss to look after you know suddenly he felt like the blood was coming down you know uh to his to his waist and down to his toes legs actually and five minutes later okay uh black blood was coming out of his nose the funny part of this this story is uh my dad like sometimes used like he like used to lie to my dad to my mom so she goes uh can you swear by the lady of teacher you're telling the truth he's straight away they'll like you tell you tell her the truth yeah yeah that's how you yeah that's how you get the truth to me i never like uh i've like i've never just done sponge fishing so sometimes i lied to my mom ah yes smart man so that was our lady of the sea church each one is so different in their own unique ways but you can still find the similarities between all of them with the sandstone and the beautiful designs that's unique to the throne that's part of patron in the religious history of patron that's that's what i'm going to name this video yep maybe facts and history about patron exactly okay on the left side here we go like it's called uh it's yoga center and uh actually i think oh wow there's so many little spots in the throne we got to do a little swim in there that's a public beach and this rock actually is called the stream of prince okay which prince okay because actually which prince according to a lot of people they say like their friends used to like smoke on this road but it's not actually verified so all i'm gonna say according to archaeologists that this rock actually at the end of the clinic if the wind went south you would use the port that were over there they want to win the blue from the from the from the north actually this one right here okay look at we're we're walking through history yeah that is amazing yeah we're walking through history with a mix of modern day relax and we have all these restaurants right here this is actually where we yeah we had the minutiaes this morning what'd you think of them we sat right up in that area right there and uh yeah the night before we actually went up to the rooftop of that place and had some delicious food up there guys wow this beach is crazy busy at this hour though we've got uh a bit of traffic going through this area but you can just see i mean this is patron in the summer for you guys so lively and uh we've got uh foreigners we've got expats lebanese expats and we've got locals here a good mix of people from all around the world here and now you guys are seeing why bathroom is my favorite city in lebanon just on every corner best city in lebanon oh that's good yeah yeah how long you guys here for oh forever forever ah nice all right so you're not going back to minnesota yeah how are you going today okay we're working on it we're working on thank you see you look at this such a vibe down here key fog so it's actually it's a problem okay yeah this crowded so last year when i was in patron there weren't as many tuxes did more come this year yeah a lot more up to 200 up to 200 now believe me last year we could barely find any yeah there was maybe five or ten of them total in the city yeah that's such a nice way to get around mabel didn't even know what it was before last year right or you've never been on one right i never yeah i've learned it from your vlogs yeah yeah because if you guys oh fresca dolce i think it's italian is it italian dolce yeah yeah oh dolce all right it's italian pronunciation's on point for this video this building right here yeah you know as you can see they are restored and used as a guest house you know this one right here so for 40 or 50 years guys vacant and uh yeah now it's turned into this beautiful guest house called lay galley how was that pronunciation yeah well all right we're cruising through the streets guys honestly keep going and you just have a bit of a different design we've got more vines kind of growing up the walls here and uh family-friendly city here it's a very safe city overall a really low crime rate in patron right yeah yeah is that yeah it seems like it for sure oh we've got just so many places we've got to go here elena's here we have like a lady of square it's called lady of square this one was built like in 1897 okay oh yeah oh so this is another church yeah come on we see a lot yeah actually we have like so many guys so now we're going in there okay the phoenician used to like very very their kings you know come on all right so this is uh our lady of the square church for maronites wow there's a wedding in here yeah wedding actually today afternoon oh wow beautiful guys so you can see what it looks like when they're getting ready for a wedding we have flowers aligning this very very beautiful oh yeah look at even at the entrance right here these incredible flowers just bringing out the nice view of it right there that is stunning so that's the entrance leading her in we have chandeliers coming down let's move to the finishing castle phoenician castle all right wow beautiful yellow yeah yeah guys you can just see over here lots of restaurants now we can see it from the foot i showed you from the golf cart but i've walked past this area a couple times at night and uh so many areas to just sit down and relax urban sushi linus paris looks like the ideal spot for a date what would you say yeah yeah yeah yeah i think khabib wants to come here yeah yeah ask you yeah oh look at this right down here in the center we've got a little courtyard are these ruins down here it was the finishing castle okay it was built like uh by king of taiwan in ninth century bc but uh unfortunately uh actually the castle was like destroyed by the earthquake that hit the coastal line on non-july 5180 during the gantin era okay this rock actually gets back to finish in time okay and it's actually uh it's one of the uh remains like from uh finishing uh castle just structure you know so uh the castle is not excavated yet and of course it was like uh used by from the phoenicians each stabilization comes in destroyed and built all over again wow okay uh and according to uh directorate of antiquities okay this is the lowest point of this area here lowest in all of the throne yeah no this in this location here and someone is going to start excavating they're going to start from this point actually so they're going to go deeper wow as i said like it's not incubated yet so i said like it was used like from the finish until ottoman era so this area sits about few layers of civilization buried by several several earthquake which is believed to be like archaeologically high in partners more defects and maybe wow oh so there could be some serious treasures under here just waiting that's incredible ah so this is the new sign up there ah baltha yeah for the uh tourism yeah yeah wow incredible we've got what is this a little spice shop right down here actually they they sell good uh wines spices wow that looks incredible yeah this is really nice guys this is like just the cutest little area here in patron you got a little ice cream shop right here you got my bell already uh going satania elbe what are you going for a chocolate i'm going for vanilla dark chocolate caramel and cheesecake that is how you order lebanese ice cream oh yeah for sure sounds i'm 24. oh so this is where the reception for the wedding's going to be right here these are the houses of the dice nice for like oh oh there's a us house over here isn't there u.s house lebanese american house wow this is such a beautiful spot for a wedding look at this they have all of like these wooden style dining areas a dance floor right here oh the bangers are ready and this is the well yeah have a look actually the whale just how deep wow it's like 20 uh down to deep 25 30 meters deep you know what i mean so they said like the castle is still under and i mean it's it's not excavated yet it's under your feet right now so like in 2014 they start like uh renovating this area here and as you can see like how it was and how it is right now whoa this is a guy look look at this this was before it looks like a completely different place like in totally messed you know yeah beyond mess how is it how it is right now just so you made like that's incredible guys this where we're in right now used to look like this that is a completely different you wouldn't even recognize it the municipality and people like john how much they love the city and they take care of the city yes they always look to make it one of the best cities oh what'd you find there a little tai be ice cream ice cream since this morning let me just smell it here no no no no no finished it he always finishes my stuff oh i thought you got it for me do you want ice cream baby no thank you yeah the deal guys what's next yeah we're going now to actually old bathroom city old bedroom city 19th century oh yeah you ready for this bro old patron excited yeah i'm super excited for it too man these are facts and history about we didn't know about exactly that's that's really that's what makes the city what makes the city unique yeah exactly exactly and the ice cream here they grab it and okay that's why they when i call it like they built this area like randomly okay according to these sandstones uh these sensors okay uh the site of samsung got like uh what had never changed like at the end of a loop time and uh during ottoman era that was like 40 centimeters by 20 centimeters or less and this was used like uh just to control uh the actually to adjust to control the form of the arch oh you need smaller bricks to do it when we start like from from the actually from the structure we go like a medium sandstone it will go up you know like we need like a small sandstone okay just to adjust the form of the ice that's why in between like as i said like baton city was with the 19th century with uh arched you know so uh the site of sandstone cut has never changed actually from the end of mamluk time till during actually during the odoman era it was like 40 centimeters by 20 centimeters or less wow so this wall is an iconic to me really yeah you can just see that from the bottom we've got much larger and we're getting smaller smaller and smaller until we have the most modern part of it which are the other renovated ones built by civilizations multiple yeah multiple civilizations you can see the history physically here even though you would like columns an order just want to say randomly okay to see what column what kind of column they use like just to uh build this one randomly wow that one just got tossed right in there oh we're coming up on fawad's favorite homies is this still your favorite bro yeah uh-huh yeah also yeah yeah we got to try more options though i think we got to do a blind taste testing of all the lemonades the most popular ones in patron to get a real idea because we've only really ever drank uh hillmid's lemonade because it's one of the most iconic ones in bathroom just from its location and its designed but there's so many small little uh lemonade shops all around the throne that are incredibly delicious i also read a vlog on an article that says also najib the lemonade is also like a competition oh we might have to stop at nashi then yeah why not hey you guys can just see this is how popular hillmies is like 50 people here grabbing something to drink so 19th century this was like the downtown area of patron they actually uh wow look at this we got bars here during the night it's way different okay wow this is incredible look at this so many data options yes yeah you better be writing down the names right now because i'm not actually doing like a beehive really wow so i bet all the streets are just filled with people wow we've got raf bonnie bakery i think we can get some minutiae is there one of these mornings too oh hello wow guys literally i love this city how do i say it again in here looks like that guy had a much bigger vlogging camera looks like everyone's getting some videos today actually it's not how big is it how effective actually yeah voila i'll be the first to agree with that going to be chanting that one that's how you make friends guys yeah oh we got shopping spots don't tell her we're never going to be leaving this place then you guys already know what time it is it's naji's lemonade time so i think we're gonna have to do a little taste test what do you think fawad yeah yeah yeah ottawa lemonades yeah all right let's do oh almost tripped there key [ __ ] keith lemonade amelia i'm practicing my arabic it's not very good but we're working on it it's good it's good thank you thank you so we're told naji's lemonade is one of the best in patron medina uh well this is going to be so refreshing guys my face is so hot right now and that's from cruiser on if you're walking around the city midday in the summer let me tell you it's pretty warm but the nice part is there are so many shops and restaurants that you can stop and get a cold drink oh this looks delicious uh mini for hobbies yep always the mini ones who's teaching you arabic cheers cheers cheese bite let's try this out um so yeah guys we're back in the center here and uh if you guys want to come and have one of the most amazing tours here in patron where can we find you where can they find you on instagram yeah it's called the baton city guy patron city guide b-a-t-r-o-u-n city guide y k u i d g u i d e first john j dad he goes by john by night i have better during the day yeah yeah there we go so yeah he'll come and show you guys all around it's such a nice way to uh explore and see the city of patron and honestly as foreign was saying in the video which i a thousand percent agree when you actually get to know the history behind what makes this city so unique you're connected to it that much more like there's so many things on the face of this city places to eat uh places to go out places to shop walk around take photos but then when you connect it all back to the history of this place it just makes you feel that much more connected so big thank you to you incredible yes we're for sure coming for round two we got to take my bell's mom there here bye thank you so much bye bye thank you so yeah guys that was a full tour for you guys to see the history of patron we got to see some of the uh facts behind the religious sides of bathroom we got to see some of the uh phoenician history and take a deep dive into there so i hope you guys enjoyed that and uh yeah make sure you guys keep up with the upcoming vlogs here in patron we're going to be showing you some of the nightlife we're going to be showing you some restaurants to eat and a whole bunch more so we will see you guys in the next video