Lebanese Rally driver Jawad Slim almost got killed in yesterday’s hill climb when he almost crashed into a car going the wrong way. Slim was able to miss the incoming car and escaped unhurt but crashed his Mitsubishi in the process.
The question is: Where did that car come from and why wasn’t the stage secured properly? This accident could have easily been a fatal one.
If you want take a journey into the heart of rural Lebanon, there are tens of gorgeous guesthouses located in breathtaking locations and offering an authentic Lebanese experience. To name few:
Bouyouti – Maasser Beiteddine
Mtein Guesthouse – Mtein
Tafla – Smar Jbeil
Eco Dalida – Tannourine
Esber Guesthouse – Rachaya el Fokhar
Dar Mehdi – Rachaya el Wadi
Akram Guesthouse – Barouk
Beit Douma – Douma
Der Qadisha – Hasroun
Beit el Nessim – Al Mina Tripoli
Remhala Guesthouse – Aley
Dar Alma – Tyre
Dar Linda – Deir el Qamar
Dar el Achrafieh – Achrafieh
You can check out information for some of them on [hotelibanais].
I loved the video and the music. Another job well done by The Ministry of Tourism!
KAFA came up with a new soap “Clensen Ozo Trio” especially made for foreign workers in Lebanon, and offered it to customers in a supermarket to see how they would react to it. Sadly enough, some people were convinced that their foreign workers need a special soap, while others lashed out at the sales woman and accused them of being racist.
According to a study conducted by the American University of Beirut in collaboration with KAFA, and with the support of the International Labor Organization, 27% of Lebanese employers stated that the domestic worker is not clean, yet somehow they allow them to clean their houses and prepare their food.
The Story of Beirut was the centerpiece of the May 17-22 Beirut Cultural Festival and the best possible way to kick off the first edition of these festivals. Using Nejmeh Square’s iconic clock tower as its focal point, the show took us back to the Phoenicians, then the Roman Empire, the Ottoman rule, the French mandate, our independence in 1943, Beirut’s glorious years in the 1960s, the unfortunate civil war and the reconstruction that followed, a moment of silence in 2005 and then a dazzling light show transported us to the 2016 all accompanied with beautiful musical compositions and mixes by Guy Manoukian.
CNN wrote a lengthy article today on The Story of Beirut. I will leave you with these pictures and a small video that I compiled from various parts of the show.
Thumbs up to everyone who made this possible and to the show’s art director Daniel Georr.
Tonight is your last chance to catch the show. You can look for tickets [here].
The Interior Ministry should investigate that video and take the necessary measures. There has been talks since the morning about bribes in Zahle yet the ministry insisted there was no proof. This looks like clear proof to me unless the whole video is fabricated.
In all cases, this needs to be investigated.
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Two years ago, the famous 19th century Beirut mansion Rose House (La Maison Rose) was open to the public as British Artist Tom Young showcased his work and hosted a series of events at “La Maison Rose” from November 2014 till January 2015. Back then, “the resident of the house, Fayza El Khazen, offered Young studio space in the mansion over the summer. Her family had lived there for 50 years. Young discovered that she was leaving her home in the coming months. There was a sense of urgency to capture the last days of the house in its present state”.
The video below shows how this much loved cultural landmark was host to a series of artistic interventions and how these artists engaged with the iconic ‘Rose House’ in Ras Beirut. As mentioned by Tom Young, this collective is part of a larger cultural effort to preserve the heritage sites of Lebanon, which is much-needed these days.
A motorist caught on his GoPro a bike running into someone crossing the Amchit highway. Luckily no one was hurt in the accident and the biker explained in a comment that he wasn’t driving at a very high speed and was surprised by the person crossing the road.
To be honest, they did look like they were going a bit fast but the blame is on the guy crossing the road and the authorities for not installing pedestrian bridges on the way. Nevertheless, even if there are no pedestrian crossings on the highway, you have to be crazy to cross that highway.
We’ve seen Lebanon’s natural beauty through the eyes of Lebanese water skiing champion Silvio Chiha during summer and now here’s another stunning video that perfectly sums up this year’s winter season. I took few screenshots from the video but I recommend that you watch the whole thing in HD. It’s totally worth it!
The video was produced by my talented friend Charbel Bouez (Charbel Bouez Visual Communication) and directed by Ed Yazbeck (Athlete Management: Sportscode).
We have lost a lot, but it is everyone's duty to preserve the resources we still have. From wherever you are, help us share what we love the most about our country. Hoping it will make you DREAM, BELIEVE AND CATER FOR A BETTER FUTURE, FOR A BETTER LEBANON. #lebanonthroughmyeyes"The White Face Of Lebanon”Produced by Charbel Bouez Visual CommunicationDirected by Ed YazbeckAthlete Management Sportscode
This is an old interview with an AUB student (Engineer) talking about a garbage crisis at the time (Not sure about the year), and asking people to wrap their garbage properly and not throw them in the streets randomly.
Funnily enough, the journalist is asking him if burning the garbage can help them (she’s serious) and he answers that there’s no need to as long as the garbage is being collected every day and dumped in the sea!
You can’t really blame them as there wasn’t much awareness in the world at the time (assuming these were the 60s or 70s), but the shocking part is seeing people nowadays still burning garbage and dumping them in the sea. What’s even more shocking is having incompetent and ignorant ministers and officials still suggesting hazardous solutions to the garbage crisis instead of promoting recycling.