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…
Nightlife

Three New Hot Rooftops in #Beirut

2 days ago
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 ...
Baladi

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 ...
Baladi

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 ...
Lebanon

Uruguay Street is Back

5 days ago
Three years after shutting down, Beirut’s Uruguay Street was reopened for business last week. The street was renovated and reopened with nine new pubs and bars including Wicked, Sugar Fish, Monkey Bar, Mojito, Duval, LA ...
Lebanon

Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Praising Wael Arakji’s Play

1 week ago
Wael Arakji has delivered another strong performance with the Dallas Mavericks against Croatia as part of the NBA Summer League games. Wael played for a total of 13 minutes and 47 seconds, scoring 4 points ...
Critiques

Beirut Airport to Get Decent Internet (Third time’s a Charm?)

1 week ago
Ever since I started blogging here, I hear about Beirut’s airport finally getting some decent (& free) internet and it still did not happen. In fact, we had at least weird looking internet machines few ...
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