First Bike Lane Prototype Introduced in #Beirut

After getting its first bike sharing station, Beirut just got its first official bike lane. The assembly of the first bike lane prototype was completed two days ago and the first bike tour will take place on April 30 as shown in the invite below. This is a great step forward to turning Beirut into a bike-friendly city. The most important part is to make sure everyone respects the bike lanes and that no one…

Two Reminders That We’re still Living in a Jungle

Some guy got into a fight on Friday night with a bouncer at a night club in Beirut so he decided to pull out his gun and fire into the air before he was stopped. The incident almost went unnoticed and I haven't read anywhere about arrests made. The next day, a group of masked Hezbollah members dressed in black-clad decided to kick off an anti-drugs campaign in Burj el Brajneh camp. Fortunately, the whole…
Beirut

AUB Pays $700,000 to Settle Lawsuit

1 month ago
Now that’s a first! The American University of Beirut has agreed to pay a financial penalty of $700,000 to settle a lawsuit after being accused of assisting three organizations linked to Hezbollah. One example was ...
Beirut

10 Funny Signs from Today’s Protest

1 month ago
Whether you’re with or against the protests today, one thing is for sure: Lebanese always know how to come up with the funniest and wittiest posters. Enjoy 🙂 Photo Credits to Bernadette & Anis ...
Beirut

Fiasco at the Lebanese-Canadian Hospital

1 month ago
A young man wrecked the Lebanese Canadian hospital in Sin el fil after his 36 year old brother passed away unexpectedly. Based on what I’ve read, his brother had a severe stomach pain and was ...
Beirut

Meet “Festou2 Bae”: Barbar’s Own “Salt Bae”

1 month ago
I’m sure you all know by now Nusret Gökçe: the Turkish chef who broke the internet with his fancy sprinkling salt move. Well Barbar just introduced its own “Salt Bae” or “M3allem”. I just wish ...
Architecture

An Exclusive Sneak Peek into ABC Verdun, Beirut’s Newest Mall

2 months ago
Last week, I was able to get into the new ABC in Verdun. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek into what’s in store in the 50,000 SQM complex. I was astonished to ...
Art

La Plume de Pierre (Pierre Sadek Foundation) Caricatures on Display at The Sursock Museum

2 months ago
Pierre Sadek was Lebanon’s leading political caricaturist and a genius. During my AUB years, I spent countless hours looking through old archives and checking his brilliant newspapers caricatures from the 70s and 80s. Following his ...
Art

Said Akl Graffiti Vandalized in Gemmayze

2 months ago
Said Akl’s graffiti in Gemmayze was recently vandalized. Few months ago, someone added some lipstick on the poet’s lips but now it got totally ruined. Said Akl is considered one of the most important modern ...
Automotive

Uber Beirut Fares Drop by 15%

2 months ago
I ordered an Uber for my wife yesterday to take her from work to our home in Jeita and was surprised when I got charged $13.36 only. It usually used to cost me around $17-18 ...
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