Back when a Full Ski Day Used to Cost 25 Liras

I found this old poster on Save Beirut Heritage's FB page taken from the Daily Star and it dates back to January 15 1966. The poster is by Kurban Tours and is promoting three ski offers to Faraya/Mzaar. The full day used to cost 25 LL, while a five day vacation used to cost 129LL all inclusive. If I'm not mistaken, 1 US dollar was worth 3 Lebanese pounds before the civil war, so 25…

Lebanon Faces France in Rugby League World Cup Debut

The 2017 Rugby League World Cup kicks off on October 27 and Lebanon will kick off his campaign against France at Canberra Stadium. The final game in the group stage will be against Australia, which marks the first time "since the Cronulla riots that Lebanon and Australia have played one another in a major competitive match in Sydney". Knowing that most of the players on the team are Australian-Lebanese, this is a historic opportunity to…

Watch American slackliner Alex Mason Beat His Record over The Raouche Rock

Red Bull brought 20-year old American slack liner Alex Mason to beat his own highland record by walking between the Raouche rocks 40 meters above the sea. Mason had to keep his balance with the wind, waves and boats driving by as he attempted to cross the highline. Here's what he said about this project: The project in Lebanon is another perfect example of how I feel about slacklining and high-lining which have evolved me…
Fun

I’m Challenging Techie Dad to #FitB4Christmas Round2

3 weeks ago
I lost last year’s #FitB4Christmas to Techie Dad but I think we were both very happy with the final outcome. In fact, I’ve only gained back 2 kilos from the 4.5 I lost in the ...
Art

Yazan Halwani’s Latest Stunning Mural on Beirut’s Greenline

4 weeks ago
Yazan strikes again, this time with a beautiful mural painted on building previously destroyed by the Civil War located on Beirut’s Greenline – the former frontline of the Civil War splitting Beirut into the Christian ...
Critiques

Lebanese Minister of Economy Just Realized We have a Refugee Crisis

4 weeks ago
Lebanon’s Minister of Economy held a press conference where he tackled the impacts of the Syrian crisis from 2011 till today on the Lebanese economy and stressed that we can no longer bear this crisis. ...
Beirut

Here’s why Uber did not show up to the #CareemDanceOff

4 weeks ago
I’m sure you’ve all seen Careem’s billboards challenging Uber to a dance off on October 22 at 4pm. I thought it was a fun challenge but I wasn’t really expecting Uber to show up, unless ...
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