Category Archives: Tourism

Week17: LiveLoveBeirut’s Best Pictures Of The Week

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Ammik You can find these in Lebanon in case you didn’t know – Taken in Ammik by SergeSaliba

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Bouez From the top – by Charbel Bouez

Kartaba Janit Kartaba – by Rami

Sheikh Mout Sheikh and Bekaa Valley – By SergeGaspar

snow water Golden sunset – By Republicofsnowboarding

Zahle Zahle – by Wassim Said

mar mikhael I love these stairs! By d3lph1ne

Week16: LiveLoveBeirut’s Best Pictures Of The Week

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zaitunay Zaitunay bay covered in white – Pic by MohammedAjlabi

I think we can all agree that we’ve had enough of storms this year. I can’t wait for summer to come at last! You can follow LiveLoveBeirut on Instagram [Here]. I’m also on Instagram and you can follow me [Here] if you like.

Broumanna White Broummana – by ToniSamia

harissa Harissa covered in white – by Dina

Saint Pierre & Paul That’s the church where I got married – Beautiful picture by RoyElMir

Snow and sea Sea and Snow – By Paul

windy landing Landing with Windy – Pic by RogerGaspar

Week14: LiveLoveBeirut’s Best Pictures Of The Week

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Barouk Arz Barouk Cedars by RogerGaspar

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Harissa On top of Harissa – by AntoineMenassa

oval aub I miss the Oval! Picture by Sarahabouraad

smile raindbow Smile Lebanon – By Ibrahim Smidi

snow moon Take me to the moon – by Haigmelikian who dedicated it to the memory of Melanie Freiha

tannourine Balou3 Tannourine – By Hady Semaan

Week13: LiveLoveBeirut’s Best Pictures Of The Week

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Raouche Look for the boat – Picture by Natalia Ladki

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wine Best time for a bottle of wine – Picture by Micharamia

snow Enjoying the snow while it lasts – Picture by NajahRechmani

happyj It’s almost Monday – Mabsout? Picture by JPFares

Baskinta Baskinta – Picture by Antony

How Much Does A Ski Trip Cost In Lebanon?

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I was preparing a post on the cost of a ski trip in Lebanon but LBCI’s Lea Fayad beat me to it so I will make use of her report as a reference to my post as it has the Laklouk pricing which I didn’t know. As you can see below, the highest ski ticket during the weekend is at Mzaar (around 47$), followed by the Cedars (40$) and Zaarour (40$) then Laklouk (23$).

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As far as ski rental equipment is concerned, it’s around $30-40 including skis, boots, ski goggles and gloves. If you include food and gas expenses as well, a ski trip during week days costs around 75$ and at least 90$ during the weekend. These prices don’t include the fees of a ski instructor which is based on the LBCI report around 30$ an hour but I think you can easily find cheaper prices than that specially when you are a group. There’s also a Facebook group called Skiing Society that gives up to 30% discounts on ski tickets, rental equipment and other stuff.

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Beirut Among The 50 Unpredictable And Non-Clichéd Places To Travel To In Your 20s

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Beirut made it on EliteDaily’s List of The 50 Unpredictable And Non-Clichéd Places To Travel To In Your 20s and I actually agree on their description of Beirut as being a “great place to eat, explore and party”. Beirut is a great city to visit if you are in your 20s as you could rent a small apartment or stay at a cheap motel in Mar Mikhael, Hamra or Gemayze, explore the city during the day, enjoy the great food we have to offer and party and have fun at night.

I honestly believe Beirut totally belongs (in a non-cliché way) in this list. Check it out [Here].

The hidden gems of the world are becoming hot spots for tourists — so all the more reason to visit these places sooner rather than later.

There’s no better time to travel to these places than when you’re in your 20s. As we get older, the comfort and ease of guided tours becomes increasingly appealing, so explore the world now while you still have the energy.

The world’s greatest cities aren’t going anywhere; you have your entire life to visit them. Why not go to places where you can be your own tourist?

Ehmej Like You’ve Never Seen It Before – By Charbel Abi Semaan

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One year of shooting and waiting for the right moments and the outcome is this breathtaking video! Thank you Charbel!

My fascination with nature is a long journey that i think will have no end. After one year of shooting, and waiting for the right moments to capture it throughout the 4 seasons, and after so many failed sequences and many repetitions due to the unconventional weather conditions, this movie has finally seen the light. I shot in cold and hard weather but it was totally worth it! in this movie, I am trying to capture the core of nature : its abstraction.
People need to see real/familiar figures in order to understand abstraction. So what if, what to us is familiar, is nothing but an illusion created by our real perception. Knowing that this illusion is vital, nature is the exception. Nature is initially a real phenomenon that is perceived differently yet we still aim to decipher abstract figures nature provide us in order to understand it.
In the breeze of cold winter days and in the warm and beautiful summer nights, i tried to reveal the miracle of nature. Each moment is very unique and magical. The mountains and the village are each a beautiful crucial elements for life to carry on but all scenes cannot go without each other.
the challenge in this movie is to translate this abstraction into a real image knowing that this movie is nothing but a series of abstract movements. i am very happy and excited to share this experience with you through my images and i hope you will have the chance to experience the abstract beauty of nature.

Vital illusion from charbel on Vimeo.