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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...

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...

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...

Al Falamanki – a restaurant with a story

Al Falamanki – a restaurant with a story November 4, 2010 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
If you want to visit the in-place for Lebanese food, the favorite hang out for the real Beirutis, a haven for ladies who lunch, gentlemen who enjoy backgammon or a game of cards and anybody else who loves a nagile, romantic atmosphere and an environment which is typically Lebanese in the best sense...

A Sunday in Byblos (Jbeil)

A Sunday in Byblos (Jbeil) September 26, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
If you want to get out of Beirut on a Sunday but still be by the sea, enjoy remarkable historic sites, savor particularly good fish, stroll around an old souk and feel like Frank Sinatra or Marlon Brando – then get in the car and take the Tripoli Highway north to Byblos. It’s only about 38km from...
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