Spotted in Saida by Reem.
Spotted in Saida by Reem.
My friend was driving back home yesterday when his car fell in an open manhole puncturing both his tires and damaging the rims. At least two other cars fell in the same manhole as it was covered with water and in the middle of the street. The same thing happened to me a year ago on the Dora highway and I had to change my car’s rims because of that!
How about Lebanese citizens start holding ministries accountable for their mistakes? And maybe fine them for every violation they commit? Or maybe a good idea would be for the Public Works Minister to reprimand those who are responsible for opening manholes in a hazardous matter and endangering people’s lives?
That’s pretty messed up. It happened in broad day light in a relatively busy area.
I was at the event yesterday and it was pretty amazing, but I was wondering how they moved the car that high. As it turns out, they moved it in parts and assembled it on the top. They couldn’t use a helicopter because the area is too narrow and dangerous for such a stunt.
I will write a full post soon on this whole experience as it was a thrilling one.
I got invited to attend the reveal of the new Mustang 2015 (#MustangRises) which is taking place today near Burj Khalifa in Dubai. This is the first time I actually get invited to attend an event outside Lebanon and I am loving every single bit of it. Dubai is great, the Address downtown hotel where I’m staying is the best here, and most of the events are taking place in cool venues.
I can’t believe it’s my first time in Dubai as I’ve been planning to come here forever. Too bad I have to come back on Thursday so I won’t be able to explore the city properly but I will be back soon for sure.
Update: Sukleen called me and it is the municipality that decides the location of the bins and how often Sukleen can pass by. The Jeita municipality should change this location ASAP because it doesn’t make sense.
Back when Minister Ziad Baroud started issuing speed tickets, I wondered why he didn’t put any radars between the Jeita roundabout and Sheile because that’s where most of the accidents happen there and it’s always due to speed, and it’s next to his house. Moreover, there are a lot of entries and exits there so it would make sense to place speed bumps or signs to let people slow down.
None of these measures were taken and accidents are still occurring. To make things worse, I’ve witnessed in the past couple of months two accidents due to this Sukleen garbage bin which is placed on the highway. I don’t know who decided to put the bin there, but the Sukleen truck parks there every night blocking the right side and surprising drivers. Of course drivers are not supposed to be speeding but that’s the worst place to put the Sukleen bin and it has to be relocated.
Luckily enough, no one got hurt.
I don’t even know what this is supposed to mean.
I didn’t think it rained that hard yesterday but apparently it was enough to flood the whole country, including Beirut’s airport. You’d expect the airport out of all places to be ready for such things but that’s obviously not the case.
I love Uber and I use it all the time when I don’t feel like driving to events in Beirut. The drivers are extremely friendly, always on time and very professional, the cars are super cool and the service is impeccable. If you don’t believe me, go ahead and try them as they are offering free uberX rides from Thursday November 13th till Sunday November 16th.
Here’s how to claim your free rides:
– Enter the promo code “FREEWEEKBEY” in the Promotions tab of your app to unlock your FREE rides
– Take FREE rides between 1am on Thursday (11/13) through 11:59pm on Sunday (11/16)
– Maximum of 10 rides per user. Each ride is covered up to $20
– If the total fare of your “free” trip exceeds $20, the credit card on file will be charged with the difference
– Free rides valid on “uberX” trips only so make sure you select the uberX view on the bottom of your map
– If you’re not signed up to Uber yet, download the app and register here