Category Archives: Travel

Grand Hyatt Beirut Under Construction

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I was walking around DownTown Beirut when I spotted the Grand Hyatt construction site. I haven’t seen or heard about it before but based on what I’ve read, its construction was suspended due to the regional and local tensions but they resumed the works back in September 2013. The hotel is expected to be open by 2015.

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The hotel will be very close to Down Town Beirut, to the Zaitunay bay and Beirut’s New Waterfront.

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L’Hote Libanais: Lebanese Families Invite You To Stay With Them

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Instead of staying in hotels the next time you visit Lebanon, L’Hote Libanais gives you the opportunity to stay with Lebanese families in their own homes. You can either stay with Jamil in his 84 year old Beirut home, chill with the Emirs in Roula’s mountain house in the Chouf area, or chill at Colette’s seaside house in Batroun.

I think a lot of tourists and locals would love this experience as it’s different from the hotel stay and closer to the real life in Beirut and Lebanon as a whole. We need more of these Bed & Breakfast places in order to promote tourism in Lebanon and let people discover the whole country and not just visit Beirut, go to the Jeita Grotto and Baalbeck.

Check out the website [Here].

How To Spend One Day In Lebanon

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I started this “How To Spend One Day In Lebanon” series of posts last year but had to stop them given the security situation at the time. However, I am hoping that this summer will be better for Lebanon so I will resume the posts in the upcoming weeks.

The 3 posts I’ve written last year are still valid and you can check them out below:

How To Spend One Day In Lebanon [Day1] [Day2] [Day3]

Iceland’s Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) TimeLapse By Karim BouKarim

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Aurora Borealis is a beautiful natural light display in the sky that can extend as high as 640km above the earth’s surface. It is the result of “collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere”.

Here’s a time-lapse shot by a Lebanese Photographer using a Canon 6D over a period of 3 days.