Picture from Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi’s FB Page
I was eager to see pictures of the Tripoli Bikeathon that took place yesterday and was aimed at “reflecting the real image of Tripoli” as a city of peace and a city that loves life but I could barely find any. I looked on Tripoli’s most active facebook page and it didn’t include a picture from yesterday, the same for Bikeathon-Tripoli page and the event page with its lousy poster.
Assuming whomever is running the page didn’t have time yet to upload all the pictures taken, I looked on Instagram and barely found 5 or 6 decent pictures. I used the hashtags #TripoliLB, #Bikeathon, #WeLoveTripoli, #Tripoli and #LiveLoveTripoli.
It’s a real shame that such a great initiative doesn’t get the proper online coverage, specially when the aim is to show a better image of Tripoli amid the tensions and fights happening there. It’s a good thing LBCI covered the event live on NharkoumSaid.
Having said that, I hope the organizers will follow the Achrafieh2020 model next time and make a proper buzz for their beautiful city Tripoli.
Here are some of the pictures I found:
Dutch ambassador Hester Somsen was there – Picture via Sietske
You can check out more pictures and videos on my instagram [LeNajib], and on Achrafieh2020 Facebook Page [Here].
This is just a fan-art cover taken from Saint-Max but it would be awesome if they relaunch the Adventures Of Tintin with that one.
The BMA is organizing on May 4 the second edition of the Women’s race. The run is meant to empower women through running by showing a positive and powerful image of the Lebanese woman, as well as raising funds and awareness for causes.
There are two races you could register for:
– 10Km all women challenge
– 5Km men, women and children support run
You can find more details [Here].
The Grand Serail In Beirut was turned off – Picture via EarthHourLB
The Grand Serail in Beirut was switched off today at 8:30 for Earth Hour Lebanon. I heard Baabda palace also participated but I don’t have any pictures.
Phoenicia and Le Gray Hotels also participated in Earth Hour.
Picture via Terry
As for the last picture, these people unwillingly participated in Earth Hour as electricity was off and they didn’t have a generator subscription as a backup.
Picture from Esquire.co.uk
I love their fries! Shake Shack is already open at Beirut City Centre.
I first noticed Pascale’s YouTube channel when the Jackie Chamoun naked pictures came out, and I didn’t find her Jackie video that funny but her other videos are freaking hilarious!
The one below is my favorite and there are others you can check out [Here].
Picture taken from Baldati
I’ve been to Akkar many times but I’ve never visited Baino. It’s definitely on my to-do list next time I go North.
The car-free day is taking place this Sunday. See you all there!