Category Archives: Automotive

Ana wawa

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I wonder if it’s too much to ask Interior Minister Marwan Charbel to fine those reckless and crazy van and mini-bus drivers. I think this matter is more important than figuring out who tore down the poster on Ghost’s night club entrance door no?

Remarks on the Fouad Boutros Project

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Check out this leaked video and the numerous remarks Raja Njeim, a member of the Association for the Preservation of Lebanese Heritage, gives about the Fouad Boutros Road.

There’s still a lot of ambiguity surrounding this project and whether it’s good or bad for Achrafieh, knowing that it was given the green light.

If what this man is saying is true, not only this project is harmful to Mar Mikhail and Achrafieh’s residents, but it will create a bigger problem and is practically useless.

I think it’s time Marcel Ghanem and Kalam Ennas dedicate an episode to debating the Fouad Boutros project and clarify this issue once and for all.

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Updated map of the Fouad Boutros project with added trees on both sides. via BeirutReport

Thanks Hany for the video

Driving a Porsche for the first time

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I know for sure that this is the first and last time I am getting married but I hope it won’t be the last time I drive a Porsche too. Hopefully in the near future, I would have purchased a Cayenne or a 911 not rented it for few days or a special event.

For the time being, getting married is definitely an event that overcomes the joy of driving a Porsche or anything else I dreamt of, at least for me personally, and I hope everyone finds this special person in their life.

By the time this post comes out, I would be probably half way through my wedding ceremony having a blast with my family, friends and loved ones. See you all in a couple of weeks time.

Deghri Messengers

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Picture taken from ThisisGloucestershire

I thought this was some sort of joke at first but then I searched for Deghre Messengers and found an [official Facebook Page] and a [YouTube video].

Deghre Messengers is a fast, clean and Eco-friendly delivery service for a greener Beirut. I think that’s a great idea and I wish Matt all the luck in his project!

This idea reminded me of the movie “Premium Rush“. Hopefully few years from now, we’ll have a Beirut version of that movie inspired by Matt’s initiative.

Cycling has become more than a hobby for a Cheltenham man living in Lebanon. Matt Saunders, 25, who grew up in Cold Aston, near Bourton-on-the-Water, has put plans in place to start his own courier business in Beirut, the capital city in Lebanon.

“There really are too many cars on the streets here, and this results in noise, smog and hour-long traffic jams.
“I thought I saw a big gap in the market for fast, environmentally friendly delivery, and drawing on my experience as a courier, decided to move to Beirut, mobilise my contacts, and try it out.”

Since he started his venture last month, he has taken on three cyclists.
His business will be called Deghri Messengers.
Deghri is the Lebanese colloquial Arabic for straight on and right away.
The couriers are in training and are getting ready to work full time when it launches in September.” [Source]

ISF Bus going the wrong way

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Just when I started having hope when I saw a policeman wearing a helmet (see below), I spotted an ISF bus not only going the wrong way yesterday but driving recklessly (and stupidly by creating more traffic). Of course other cars followed him instead of staying in line.

I’m wondering if the Interior Minister and concerned parties are allocating enough time to teach these officers the law because they obviously don’t have a clue or just don’t give a damn, and I am not sure which is worse.