Teleferique is Retiring its Main Cable After 25 Years

Teleferique is closing for the next three weeks as they're planning to replace their main cable with a brand new one after 25 years. The Teleferique was founded in 1965 and links Maameltein to Harissa. It offers one of the best views in Lebanon during the 10-min long ride. I don't recall any major incidents ever being reported on the Teleferique and to be honest, what really needs a drastic change are the venues around…

Damaged Marine Cables Between Cyprus & Alexandria Affecting Internet in #Lebanon

If you're wondering why internet in Lebanon has slowed down* in the past week, this is due to a rupture of two cables connecting Cyprus to Europe. The latest update I read stated that the cables were repaired but services are now back at normal levels, but it doesn't look like it as many are still reporting slowness and disruption. Here's the latest from Ogero as of yesterday: A quick update on the repairs of…

The Awesome Story Behind Moussa Castle

Even though I've been to Moussa Castle several times, I had no idea that the man who built it was still alive and for some reason never had the curiosity to look him up. Unfortunately, Moussa Maamari passed away yesterday leaving behind a castle that has become a national landmark and one of most popular touristic sites in the Shouf area and all of Lebanon. Where is Moussa Castle located? The castle is situated in…

Is Incineration the Right Solution for Beirut?

How should we handle the ongoing garbage crisis? Should we acquire incinerators? How can we manage such facilities without polluting? What kind of waste should we incinerate? Amid the lack of transparency from the Lebanese authorities in regards to ongoing waste management plans, Ziad Abi Chaker, known as "The Garbage King of Beirut", paid a visit to a waste management facility in Denmark to inquire further on incinerators and documented them in a 30 minute…
Critiques

What are We Teaching Our Children? What Were These Parents Thinking?

3 weeks ago
The video showing two young Amal supporters holding machine guns and cursing Gebran Bassil & President Aoun is still going viral and I can’t finds the right words to comment on it. Why would any ...
Lebanon

“The Insult” Showing From February 2 till 8 in Montreal

3 weeks ago
For those who didn’t get the chance to watch the first ever Oscar-Nominated Lebanese movie “The Insult” by Ziad Doueiri, it was re-released on January 25 in all Lebanese theaters. Moreover, Lebanese living in Canada ...
Fun

What Would Life be Like if you Weren’t Born in Lebanon

3 weeks ago
Don’t worry this is not another one of those posts where we nag about how bad things are here and why we should leave and live elsewhere. It’s just a fun website that compares what ...
Critiques

Who can Explain The Garbage in Tabarja Waters?

3 weeks ago
How did the Environment Ministry explain the garbage in Aqua Marina? What happened to the garbage in Nahr el Kalb & Nahr el Mot? Was it confirmed where all this garbage came from? What measures ...
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