Why Your Electricity Bills Are Doubling in the Summer

Last week, a couple of friends were complaining that their electricity bills have doubled recently even though they were on vacation and didn't stay home much. The first thing I told them was that electricity bills are always higher during the summer because of the air conditioning but then I saw the below video on Facebook which made me rethink about all the hefty bills I used to pay. To sum it up quickly, EDL…

Lebanese Expats are Key to Promoting Tourism in #Lebanon

I'm not a fan of the current Tourism Minister, not because I have something against him but simply because of his short-sighted and inefficient tourism strategies. I don't really blame him though, since he was appointed tourism minister because that's his party's share not because of his competence in the field, and the same applies to most ministries. One thing he has been bragging about for few weeks now is that "Lebanon is readying for…

Racism at Beirut Swimming Pool Getting Worse

Sporting Club has gone up a notch in imposing racist laws against foreign helpers by forcing their employers to dress them in a specific way, otherwise they will be kicked out without a refund. The woman who reported this incident also mentioned a friend of hers showed up with an Indian woman, who was lecturing at a nearby conference, but she wasn't allowed in because she "looked" like a helper to them. Yes we allow…

Three New Hot Rooftops in #Beirut

The best way to escape the summer heat in Beirut is by heading to the beaches or to rooftop bars where you can cool down with a drink or two. This summer, Two new exciting rooftops opened in Beirut, BAU Rooftop & Le Bristol and Four Seasons unveiled its highly anticipated rooftop designed by Bernard Khoury. BAU Beirut: Bringing an Asian feel to Beirut's rooftop nightlife scene, BAU is located at Waterfront Beirut and offers…
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Inkript: Proudly Made in Lebanon Technologies to Facilitate Our Every Day Lives

2 days ago
We’re known as Lebanese for our ability to set off with nothing and make a go of it in whatever country they landed in, yet while the tradition of emigration is still very much alive, ...
Lebanon

What You Didn’t Know About 1971 Miss Universe Georgina Rizk

2 days ago
For as long as I can remember, I knew that Georgina Rizk was married to Walid Toufik. I don’t know how I missed the part where she was married to a leading figure of the ...
Health

El Hawa Saratan

4 days ago
According to a 2011 study, 93% of Beirut’s population and a big majority of areas outside Beirut are exposed to high levels of air pollution largely caused by diesel generators. Add to that the increasing ...
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Landscapes & Portraits Through Nicolas Tawk’s Lens

4 days ago
It’s been a while since I last highlighted a talented photographer on the blog. I first noticed Nicolas Tawk through his stunning Bcharre & Kadisha pictures and some artistic and daring portrait shots. Nicolas is ...
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