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Experience the Wild West in Lebanon

February 16, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Experience the Wild West in Lebanon As far as cuisines and entertainment go, there is hardly any nationality which is not represented in the Lebanon. A  sin fin of restaurants not only in Beirut but all over the country cater to nearly every taste and the same goes for activities and weekend breaks. So...

Wine tastings in Mar Moussa

February 13, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
Wine tastings in Mar Moussa Wine making and monasteries have a long tradition, especially in Europe. It may come as a surprise that there are about eight Maronite monasteries in the Lebanon which follow this time honored tradition with a modern twist: producing not only fine wines but organic ones too. One...

Snow shoeing in Zaarour

Snow shoeing in Zaarour January 12, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Beirut and the Lebanon have the advantage of being an attractive holiday destination in summer and in winter.  All kinds of water sports or just lazing on the beaches along the Mediterranean coastline are summer activities, but the proximity of the snow covered  Lebanese mountains beckons with skiing,...

The Baalbeck Museum

The Baalbeck Museum December 13, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
A visit to the mighty ruins of the Zeus Temple in Baalbeck is already an experience which will stay in your memory forever. Zeus temple Baalbeck But, whilst there, you should not miss visiting the Baalbeck museum too. It’s located within the complex, next to the exit to your left. Admission is...

Hiking in the Lebanon

Hiking in the Lebanon December 8, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Hiking in the Lebanon Thanks to its great variety in landscapes from rivers, deep valley, steep mountains, forests and beaches, all within a relatively small country, the Lebanon is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Several organizations arrange tours which vary from comfortable to advanced hiker...

Hamra Street – where it’s happening

Hamra Street – where it’s happening December 1, 2010 | Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Hamra Street – where it’s happening Beirut’s famous Hamra Street is fast becoming  the place to go – again. Teeming with traffic, cars and pedestrians alike around the clock, Hamra Street is a pulsating center of the city. Walk up towards the seafront and you reach Manara and the Corniche. Corniche...

A day trip to Saida(Sidon)

A day trip to Saida(Sidon) November 20, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
A day trip to Saida Located at approx. 50 km south of Beirut is the ancient town of Saida (Sidon). Together with Byblos and Trye, Sidon was the third largest and most important city state of the Phoenicians. Many civilizations have conquered and occupied the town, leaving their traces. Approaching Saida...

Which souvenirs to buy in the Lebanon

Which souvenirs to buy in the Lebanon November 17, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Lebanon’s culture and history goes back thousands of years and some of the best souvenirs you can buy either as a memento for yourself or as a gift in view of the upcoming holiday season are reproductions of ancient art. The Phoenician statues are covered with glass and framed in cedar wood and can...

Lebanese breakfast

November 17, 2010 | Food | Read More
Lebanese breakfast The Lebanese certainly know how to start the day well. Breakfast is a serious affair with many dishes and very contrasting flavors. There is a plate with sliced cucumbers, black and green olives, sliced tomatoes, bits of feta or other cheese, all decorated with fresh mint leaves. Then...

Pictures from the Beirut Marathon 2010

Pictures from the Beirut Marathon 2010 November 7, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Today a very important event in the Beirut annual calendar took place: the 2010 Marathon. Thousands of participants from many nations joined this morning to run (and some to walk) the traditonal lengths. The roads were for once traffic free and sunshine and blue sky bathed the Corniche. Here are a few...