Monthly Archives: August 2011

Zaatar Wou Zeit Valet Parking (Update)

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Dear Najib & Blog Readers,

This is to let you know that on Friday (19/08/11) we had a meeting with the VIP company representatives and we discussed all the issues that are related to the valet parking services (we even printed this blog to show them the post and the comments).

They promised us that they will make sure issues like this one will never happen again.

Hoping that this matter is solved, we always welcome everybody’s feedback, anytime.

Thank you.
ZWZ Team

Thank you ZWZ team for handling our feedback in a positive way, and I am sure all our blog readers will be more than happy to see some changes done to the Valet service.

If anyone has a positive or negative experience from now on with the ZWZ valet team, please do share it with us.

Lebanese Army checkpoint at Nahr Ibrahim

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I highly respect the Lebanese army but I really wish I could meet the guy who sets up those random meaningless checkpoints from time to time.

Every time I go North, I try to leave as early as possible in order to avoid traffic on the way back. Since it’s Ramadan now, we decided to leave yesterday Qoubayat at exactly 6:30 pm to be in Tripoli around the Iftar time so that we won’t face any traffic. We reached Tripoli by 7:15 pm and all went great until we reached Nahr el Ibrahim road and stopped moving.

I thought to myself it’s an accident but after 42 minutes, we were surprised to see an army checkpoint letting people through without even searching them or looking inside the car.

Knowing that there are more than 4 exits before reaching the checkpoint, and that the Madfoun checkpoint is only few kilometers back, what’s the purpose of this checkpoint?

If there are some criminals or terrorists coming their way, they could have easily parked and waited for the checkpoint to be dismantled or simply use the maritime road.

Beit Beirut

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The municipality of Beirut has initiated a project back in April 2010 to renovate that old house and turn it into a museum and an urban cultural center. [Link]

The house was a strategic spot for snipers during the 1975-1990 civil war.

I am all for restoring old buildings but looking at the state of that building and the amount of time and money it’s gonna take to fix it, I’d rather they destroy it and rebuild it.


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I spotted this at Librarie Antoine and it brought back some good old memories from school.

Even though most students hated it back then, I was a big fan of grammar exams.