Travel & Tourism 2017 Index: Lebanon Among The Least Safe Countries in the World

The 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index measures “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country”. It is issued by the World Economic Forum and ranked countries based on several pillars. Lebanon ranked 96th worldwide, out of 136 countries. Here's how it ranked in some of the key pillars: - International Openness 100th -…

A Lebanese Wedding From The 1960s

The Lebanese Heritage shared an old footage showing a Lebanese wedding from the 1960s. No doomsday Zaffe, no dancing floor, no fireworks, no drones, no Ali el Deek, no first dance, no "You can leave your hat on", no valet parking and no fancy convoys :)

Easter Ads – Lebanon [2017]

Here are some of the Easter ads I spotted this year. Khoury Home, Castania & Barbar were my favorites. Fakhry & Poppins ads cracked me up. Exotica disappointed. Castania Jeep Lebanon L'Avocat Barbar Khoury Home Mazzat Table Fine Burger King Lebanon Fakhry Chicken Dunkin Donuts Lebanon Ecole Des Arts Exotica FIAT Kababji Simon Electric Poppins Lebanon McDonalds - Lebanon

Virtual Egg Hunt at ABC This Easter

The Easter egg hunt is here and ABC is organizing this year a virtual reality egg hunt. The app, which was released today, takes kids and their parents on a quest around the center to find egg posters hidden in several locations. Those who successfully collect all the eggs have a change to win a gift card*. I was at ABC Achrafieh last week trying out the app with Brian and we managed to collect…
Food

Not Your Average Maamoul Flavors: Honey, Orange, Rose Loukoum & Strawberry Pistachio

1 week ago
Nothing beats the traditional Maamoul flavors but there’s no harm in trying out new flavors. I got this year four original flavors from three different shops: 1- Orange-filled and honey-filled Maamouls from Neo-Gourmet. I loved ...
Critiques

Mar Mikhael Flyers “Politely” Asking Pubs to Close Down on Good Friday

1 week ago
Several bars and pubs in Mar Mikhael received a flyer asking them in a polite way to close down on Good Friday. Unlike the threatening memos that are sometimes distributed during Ramadan by fanatic groups ...
Business

Ex-PM Najib Mikati Tops Lebanon’s Billionaires For 2017

1 week ago
Forbes’ 2017 Billionaires list is out and this year’s list was topped by Bill Gates ($86 Billion) followed by Warren Buffett ($75.6 Billion) and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos in third spot with $72.8 Billion. As far ...
Animals & Wildlife

Camel Spotted on Dora Highway

1 week ago
My friend was driving towards Jal el Dib an hour ago when he spotted a camel on the highway. He followed him to see where he’s headed before the man holding the camel crossed the ...
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