US Raises Visa Prices for Lebanese, B1 / B2 Visas Not Affected

Below is the statement released by the US Embassy in Lebanon a couple of weeks back: The U.S. Government continuously re-evaluates reciprocity schedules worldwide to ensure that U.S. visa issuance fees are commensurate with fees imposed by other governments on U.S. citizens. U.S. Embassy Beirut engaged with Lebanese authorities regarding fee reciprocity for nearly two years, asking the Government of Lebanon to adjust the visa and residency fees it charges American citizens to be commensurate…

Paul Van Dyk To Perform on September 9th at The Gärten Beirut

The last time PVD was in town, Pier 7 was still open and he was performing there. Five years later, The international DJ & producer is coming back to Lebanon to perform at The Gärten in Beirut. The last time I heard of him was when he played at the official FIFA fan zone opening in Moscow ahead of the 2018 World Cup, and he apparently has just released a new album back in April…

Wata: A Lebanese Cider

1 month ago
I always thought it was weird that cider is not that popular in Lebanon, knowing that apples account for 1/4 of the total fruit production of the country. Wata is the first Lebanese cider I ...

Surviving on $4 a Day

1 month ago
UNDP shared yesterday a powerful poverty stunt where bank cardholders were only able to withdraw $4 or its equivalent LL6000 from ATMs. When the bank’s officer showed up to listen to their complaints, he asked ...

Capernaum is on Netflix!

1 month ago
I posted recently on Lebanese movies available to watch on Netflix and Capernaum wasn’t there. I saw someone post on Facebook today that it’s there so I checked again and found it! If you haven’t ...

Movie Review: The Lion King [2019]

1 month ago
The Lion King was the first-ever movie I bought as a videocassette. I even bought the booklet and collected all the stickers back then. Even though it’s been released some 25 years ago, I still ...

Greater Beirut Public Transport Project

1 month ago
Over the past few years, congestion in and out of Beirut has been a major issue. Over 600,000 vehicles access Beirut from the North, South and East regions. Some solutions have included public transport but ...

A Dream Reborn: Lebanon’s First Satellite

1 month ago
In the early 1960s, a small group of students from Haigazian University led by their Mathematics professor, Manoug Manougian, founded the Lebanese Rocket Society. After three years of research and trials, they were able to ...

Weekend Stay at Rocca Marina

1 month ago
As far as going to the beach in the North, I usually chose Batroun. I was planning with a couple of friends a weekend getaway a couple of weeks ago and our choice fell on ...

Zaatar W Zeit Drops Plastic Straws

1 month ago
Zaatar W Zeit announced on Instagram that it is dropping all plastic straws from all dine-in, takeaway and delivery orders. This comes as part of ZWZ’s 20 years celebration as they’re launching #therealgreen as part ...