Incinerators are Coming to Beirut and There’s Nothing We Can Do About it

Share all the documentaries and reports you want about incinerators being bad for the environment and for Beirut residents, they're coming to Beirut and there's nothing we can do about it. If anything, we should applaud the "comical" efforts being made by the authorities to portray these incinerators as being a good and sustainable solution, by showing us a Taiwanese rooftop built on top of an incinerator, or a state of the art “waste-to-energy” incinerator…

Beirut is Getting its First Avocado Bar

Avocado bars have been trending for quite some time now worldwide and Beirut is finally getting its first Avocado bar, a restaurant that features fresh avocado in all its dishes. The place is called L'Avo and will open in Achrafieh on Charles Malek Avenue. There's still no official opening date but it should be soon. It's definitely an interesting place to visit especially if you like Avocado .

Stunning 7-Minute Video on Akkar: Lebanon’s Green Treasure

2 days ago
Akkar Trail shared a 7-minute video showcasing Akkar’s green treasure which occupies 20% of Akkar’s total area. The forests in Akkar are among the largest and most bio-diverse in Lebanon and there are several protected ...

Twelve Year Old Girl Mechanic Video Goes Viral, Gets Dream Job

2 days ago
A lot of children are forced into child labor in Lebanon, and the authorities have made little progress to reduce child abuse. In fact, things have worsened ever since the Syrian crisis began whether thousands ...
Animals & Wildlife

A First in #Lebanon: Man Jailed for Killing Dog

4 days ago
We keep seeing viral videos documenting animal abuse in Lebanon but we’ve never heard of anyone getting arrested for these crimes. BETA took it upon themselves to investigate one of these cases and managed after ...

My First Drone: DJI Spark

4 days ago
I’ve been meaning to buy a drone for photography for quite some time now but I didn’t need anything too professional or pricey. While it’s easy to find cheap drones just to fly them around, ...

Meet the Five Craft Beers Now Available in Lebanon

6 days ago
Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, know that I enjoy a drink every now and then, especially when the drink is something special, not just your random club drink. ...

Lebanese General Security To Start Issuing 10-Year Passports

1 week ago
About time! The Lebanese General Security will start issuing 10-year passports staring August 10th. The passport will cost 500,000LL which is considerably more expensive than most passports around the world. Nevertheless, I’d rather pay 500,000LL ...

Elissa Reveals Her Secret Breast Cancer Battle With New Video

1 week ago
Elissa just shocked her fans by revealing her struggle with breast cancer in her latest music video. The clip beings with a woman inside an MRI machine and a subtitle “You have cancer” then goes ...

Oscar Niemeyer’s Maarad in Tripoli Falling Apart?

1 week ago
Brazilian Oskar Nieymer designed the 10,000-hectare site, intended as an international fairground, back in 1962 but constructions were halted in 1975 and never resumed. In 2006, the site was “added to the World Monuments Fund ...