File - Salma Hayek poses for photographers as she arrives to her international premiere film "The Prophet," an animated feature film she co-produced, in Beirut, Monday, April 27, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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If the extraordinary love bombing enjoyed by Salma Hayek during her visit to Lebanon isn't proof enough that the country's suffering from visitor withdrawal syndrome, then I don't know what is.The Lebanese are so hell-bent on delivering superstar treatment to their overseas visitors, they'll commonly spare no effort or expense, even at the cost of over-extending themselves physically and financially.So what motivates the Lebanese to go to such lengths in delighting their guests? It's not as if the Lebanese are ever asked whether we approve of other people's countries as we undergo cavity searches and hostile questioning when traveling abroad.As a local now, I'm not the best person to ask, but perhaps you should come visit and find out for yourself.
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