There’s Already a FreeSaadHariri.com Page

Ever since PM Hariri resigned, I've been receiving tons of jokes and videos and apparently someone even came up with a website asking to free Saad Hariri. That's what we're so good at as Lebanese, coming up with jokes in critical times to forget about the mess that we're in. Add to that sending voice notes warning people of a coming war, because we're not living under constant stress in this country. In all cases,…

iPhone X is selling for $1650 in Lebanon

The iPhone X is priced starting $999 on Apple's website yet Amhaz wants us to buy it for an outrageous $1650! I don't know why anyone would buy it for this ridiculous price especially when you can ask any of your friends abroad to get it for you from an Apple Store. On a side note, people interested in the iPhone X might want to hold a bit or make sure they buy a case…

#BlogWaladi: Puzzle Foam Mats Are Apparently Bad for Kids

I just learned recently from a friend that foam play mats are made with questionable materials that could affect the health of a child. We've had the mats for over a year now and I never thought of googling whether they're good or bad for some reason, but now that I have, I found out that they were banned in a couple of European countries for emitting high levels of form amide, a toxic industrial…

Beirut Airport Expansion Planned To Accommodate An Additional 5 Million Passengers

The airport was originally built in 1992 to accommodate 6 million passengers and obviously need a whole revamp, not just an expansion plan. However the real problem is not only in the airport's capacity but in its mismanagement. From the lack of seatings in the duty free, to the boarding fiasco, outrageously expensive restaurants, filthy toilets, incompetent staff, lack of proper WIFI, the taxi jungle and the traffic around it, there are tons of stuff…
Architecture

Video Showing the Middle East’s Oldest Brewery Getting Demolished

2 weeks ago
The Laziza brewery (“Laziza Grande Brasserie du Levant”), which was established in the early 1930s and closed in 2003 got demolished a couple of days ago to make way for a new project called “Mar ...
Baladi

Meet Rabih el Jammal: The First Lebanese Blind person to Run the Beirut Marathon

2 weeks ago
You obviously have to be extremely fit to run a marathon; you need stamina, endurance, months of training and obviously you need vision. You should be able to see the finish line behind the hills, ...
Baladi

It’s Thyme to Celebrate #WorldMankoushehDay

2 weeks ago
What we decide to eat for breakfast varies greatly from one country to the other and from one person to the other, but I believe the majority of Lebanese agree that nothing tops a Mankousheh ...
Critiques

Dumping Burj Hammoud’s Mountain Garbage into the Sea still Ongoing

3 weeks ago
The Burj Hammoud garbage mountain is being slowly dumped into the sea and no one’s doing anything to stop this catastrophe. In fact, there’s barely any mention of it on the news and it appears ...
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