A Long Weekend in #Lebanon – By Mounia Akl

Travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler shared recently a video by filmmaker Mounia Akl who took them on a tour around Lebanon. The tour was one long weekend where they partied in Beirut, drove to the Bekaa valley, attended a wedding at the Hippodrome and went skiing in Kfardebian. I sometimes do miss those hectic long weekends where I'd go out party every night, watch a movie with friends, head out to the mountains on Sunday…

38 Countries Lebanese can Visit Without a Visa

Here's a quick follow-up on the 2017 Passport Index post published earlier today. I looked at a recently updated Wikipedia article to check out the list of countries where Lebanese can visit without the need for a pre-approved visa. I also compared it to the list of countries provided by Passport Index and noticed a couple of differences: 1- You need a VISA on arrival enter Dominica. It's not visa-free. 2- Niue is not mentioned…

Passport Index 2017: Lebanese Passport Still Among the Three Worst Arab Passports

4 months ago
Passport Index released its 2017 rankings of the most powerful passports. The website ranks the travel documents by measuring the number of countries that can be visited without applying for a visa. Germany is the ...

Royal Jordanian Mocks Trump’s “Muslim” Ban Once Again

4 months ago
RJ took another hit at Trump’s Muslim ban by slashing their prices and changing the Ban to “Bon Voyage”. The old ad that came out before Trump won said “Just in case he wins … ...

Appointment of a Lebanese as Head of PR Causing a Stir in Saudi Arabia

4 months ago
I have no idea who Kristie Sarkis is, but her recent appointment in a senior position at Saudi Airlines has caused a twitter storm in Saudi Arabia. Saudis are upset that their national airline chose ...

Tanoreen’s Knafeh

5 months ago
Tanoreen, a popular Middle-Eastern restaurant based in Brooklyn and run by Palestinian-American chef Rawia Bishara, was featured in last week’s edition of the Explorers and the highlight of the visit was Rawia’s homemade Knafe, which ...

Video Shows Fight on Beirut-London MEA Flight

5 months ago
I heard about this fight yesterday but a video emerged today showing two passengers fighting on the plane. LBCI reported that one of the passengers “got into a dispute with an air hostess before assaulting ...

15 Things That Need to be Changed at The Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport

5 months ago
The Beirut Rafic Hariri was renovated 14 years ago, but it has been neglected ever since and there are plenty of things that need to be drastically changed and/or improved the soonest. To name few: ...

Are We Finally Getting A Montreal-Beirut Non-Stop Flight?

6 months ago
[Kataeb] mentioned today quoting Beirut-Rafic Hariri airport’s manager Fadi El-Hassan that MEA and Air Canada are undergoing serious negotiations to bring back the non-stop Montreal Beirut flight. I can’t find Al Hassan’s statement anywhere so ...

Attaché: A 17 Minutes #Beirut Travel Guide

6 months ago
“You’ve seen the news, you’ve read the foreign office state department advisories, the warnings are stark, the language is unambiguous, come to Beirut at your own risk”. It took the people behind Attaché months to ...