15 Awesome Pictures of Tripoli’s Abandoned Railway Station

The Tripoli railway station is located in el-Mina area and is the second oldest train station in Lebanon after Riyak which began operating in 1891. Tripoli's railway station used to connect to Homs in Syria and Beirut's central station in Mar Mikhail and formed the terminus of the famous Orient Express line. The station was badly damaged during the civil war and has been closed ever since. I passed by the old railway station a…

13 Lebanese Among The 100 Most Influential Young Arabs in The World

Arabian Business revealed its 2016 list of the most influential young Arabs in the world. The annual ranking reveals the 100 Arabs aged under 40 who are making a significant difference in the world, within their respective fields including science, arts, sport, business and government. The UAE dominated the list with 23 entries, following by Egypt , Lebanon . The most influential Lebanese is Maher Zain, the world’s biggest Islamic music star. This is the…

Yet Another Environmental Disaster: Jiyeh Sea Filled With Garbage

The old Lebanese proverb "أعمل منيح وكب بالبحر" should be changed into "يا بهيم حاجي تكب بالبحر". As if Israel's deliberate bombardment of fuel tanks in Jiyeh back in 2006 wasn't enough to pollute the waters, some assholes have been dumping recently large piles of garbage into the Jiyeh sea. The discovery was made by a woman who usually swims there every morning and the underwater pictures and videos being shared are horrific. Civil Defense…

What Age Should You Get Your Kids Mobile Phones and How to Keep Them Safe?

I always said that I’ll never give my kids mobile phones before they become teenagers. I was even constantly bashing my friends for doing so, but all this changed when we got kids of our own, and I realized the pressure parents face on the topic. If you decided to give your child a connected device, then make sure you are in total control and constantly monitoring your little one. It's a big, dangerous virtual…
Humor

Illegal Internet in Lebanon Explained

1 year ago
I would add these one point to Farid’s spot-on video: – The illegal Fiber optics cables that were installed between several regions were mistaken for rat metros, given that the rat population has been booming ...
Food

Valrhona Easter Contest 2016: Lebanese Pierre Abi Hayla Wins 1st Prize

1 year ago
Pierre Abi Hayla, from LE NOIR Atelier Du Chocolat, took part at the Valrhona Easter Contest 2016 and won the first prize. His Easter egg, “Egstrate” (Egg + strata which means geological layer), consists of ...
BlogWaladi

#BlogWaladi: Celebrating Baby Brian’s First Easter

1 year ago
Easter is the one of the most colorful and festive holidays and we are celebrating Brian’s first Easter this year. Even though there aren’t that many age-appropriate activities for a 9-month old baby, we made ...
Critiques

Beirut’s Raouché Rock Lit Up with Lebanese & Belgian Flags

1 year ago
The Raouché rock in Beirut was lit up with the Lebanese and Belgian flags, in solidarity with the victims of the terrorist attacks that hit Brussels few days ago. Beirut’s Pigeon Rock was also illuminated ...
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