Photo taken by Salim Batlouni
location Falougha
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What is Daskara for?
Daskara will connect explorers and tourists to diverse localities throughout the country, helping them discover authentic places and experiences. It will help people find nature and leisure activities, sports and recreation facilities, cultural places and landmarks, eco-friendly sites, food and lodging, and public and non-governmental services.
Who will benefit from the information?
Daskara will benefit a broad constituency of users including local residents and local business owners, tourists, members of the diaspora, the international Lebanese communities, and enthusiasts of outdoor natural and cultural activities, experts, and academics.
Why should I contribute?
By using Daskara you will be helping travelers discover authentic places and experiences. You will be sharing your favorite locations and telling their stories. Daskara’s community-driven approach relies on local residents and experts to contribute to expanding the Daskara database; local experts will manage the content of contributors; and travelers will learn from and share with the local communities.
Do we have to pay anything?
Daskara is a free platform. Users don’t have to pay anything
How does Daskara help?
Daskara offers many opportunities by:
  1. Highlighting the nature and heritage of the village
  2. Connecting the village with the rest of Lebanon and the world.
  3. Promoting local businesses by showing them on the map and providing information about the people that run them and the services they offer
  4. Helping young generations to learn about their village and Lebanon
  5. Transforming natural and heritage landmarks that are unknown and improperly utilized to assets that have a known value and are conserved
  6. It is a way for villages to post project opportunities for nature and heritage conservation and a way for people interested in providing funds to support such projects
  7. Serving as a travelers to plan, visit, and share their trips
  8. Consolidating information from different fields
Is it safe to share geographic information?
Many mapping and location services already exist and show different places in Lebanon and the world. Daskara allows you to choose a specific location of your choice and describe it with your own narrative
What Can I Do to Keep Myself Safe from Coronavirus During my Travels?
  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 to 30 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, then rub a hand sanitizer gel with at least 60% alcohol content on your hands and wrists.
  2. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.
  3. Keep your distance and make sure to stay at least 1 meter away from people.
  4. Clean frequently touched objects with a cleaning spray or wipe.
  5. Avoid crowds – especially in closed spaces.
  6. Learn about the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in the area you are visiting.
  7. Wear a mask and seek medical help if you develop symptoms.