Families on Scooters in Lebanon: A Double Hazard

Every time I see a whole family without any helmet on a tiny scooter driving around, I try to stay as far away as possible from them because they're not only jeopardizing their lives but ours as well. If God forbid you hit one of those scooters with your car and it's 100% the scooter's fault, you get screwed by the law and might risk jail time if anyone on that scooter dies, especially if…

Why is Everyone so Outraged by The Interior Minister’s Statement?

Everyone's outraged and shocked by Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq's recent statement that tens of detainees arrested on charges of shooting celebratory gunfire were released due to political interference. Manshnouq went on to blame the judiciary and political interference for their release, which is quite ironic given that he belongs to one of the ruling political parties. So how is that statement shocking? It never happened before in Lebanon? People getting out of prison because they…
Fun

MEA Passenger Makes Mid-Air Surprise Proposal

2 weeks ago
A Lebanese man chose to propose to his girlfriend on board of a MEA plane heading to Armenia. Someone filmed the whole thing and the Middle East Airlines offered the young couple free tickets to ...
Critiques

Beirut’s Martyrs Square Cleaned & Beautified

2 weeks ago
I’m glad the Beirut municipality has finally decided to clean Martyrs Square’s statue and plant some flowers around it. The statue and the walls surrounding it were repeatedly vandalized unfortunately during the protests and sit-ins ...
Events

Barcelona Stars in Beirut for Roda Antar’s Farewell Game

2 weeks ago
FC Barcelona stars Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué & Jordi Alba arrived to Beirut yesterday to take part in Roda Antar’s farewell football game. Roda Antar is one of Lebanon’s most successful football players and the ...
Baladi

For The Love of Zaatar (Thyme)

2 weeks ago
Here’s a 6-minute short movie on Mohammad Ali Neimeh, the man who cultivates Lebanon’s wild herb and who’s a thyme passionate. Mohammad, also known as Abou Kassem, used to collect thyme from the fields and ...
Baladi

Beirut Planting Roofs

2 weeks ago
Beirut Planting Roofs is the latest experiment by Ziad Abichaker, The “Garbage King”, where he’s teaming up with the American University of Beirut to install vertical planters made out of Eco-board panels on a rooftop ...
Fun

From No Burkinis to Burkinis Allowed on Tuesdays Only

3 weeks ago
Following the latest Burkini controversy, a summer resort in Zgharta is now allowing veiled women wearing Burkinis to swim on Tuesdays only. When asked by one of the readers on why it’s only allowed on ...
Architecture

#Lifehaus: The First Self-Sufficient Project in the Middle East Coming to Baskinta

3 weeks ago
Lifehaus is the first low cost fully self-sufficient project in the Middle East that is designed to lower the carbon footprint ​using upcycled, local materials and ancestral techniques. The founder and architect behind LifeHaus is ...
Advertising

Castania to Replace Al Rifai at Beirut Duty Free

3 weeks ago
I noticed Al Rifai’s ads all over the billboards in the past few days and wasn’t sure if they were celebrating a milestone or sending out a message. I checked their Facebook page and they ...
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