A journey through Lebanon in 1851

Long before the declaration of Greater Lebanon, Dutch lieutenant and painter “Charles William Meredith Van de Velde” visited the Levant and wrote his amazing book “Narrative of a journey through Syria and Palestine in 1851 and 1852“. Along with this book, he made 100 lithographs of the main cities, monuments and places that he visited.

The Lebanese Pyramid

A 135-kilometer drive away from Beirut and 50 kilometers from Baalbeck, stands magnificently the underrated 2200-year-old Pyramid of Hermel.

Top 10 things to do in West-Bekaa

Known for its picturesque rural landscapes and scenic roads, West-Bekaa is definitely one of the most beautiful areas in Lebanon. When my friends plan to visit, they often ask me to recommend places and activities, as I was born and raised there. So I’ve decided to put together a list of the top things to […]

The remote temple of Ain Herche

Ain Herche is a village situated in Rashaya District south of Bekaa. It’s located west of Mount Hermon at 1,000 meters above sea level and its name that derives from Aramaic means “House of Spirits” or “Place of Worship”.

The Mseilha medieval fort

The “Mseilha Fort” also known as “Puy du Connétable” is a medieval stronghold situated in Hamat, north of the city of Batroun. The fort overlooks “Nahr El Jawz” valley from atop a steep rocky spur.

A tribute to Coca-Cola Lebanon

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company has announced through its Lebanese distributor that as of May 31, the company will shut down its franchise in Lebanon. The distributor claims that the decision is based on the current financial situation in the country.

The abandoned stones of Baalbeck

Most of you have visited the city of Baalbeck but probably haven’t seen these 2000-year-old Roman monoliths. The Stone of the Pregnant Woman, together with other nearby stone blocks, are among the largest monoliths ever quarried. The building blocks were presumably intended for Jupiter temple but they never made it out of the quarry.

Deer in Lebanon? Really!?

“Nice Photoshop skills”, “there are no deer in Lebanon”, “these photos are clearly photoshopped”… are some of the comments I receive whenever I post a photo of a deer on social media.

Support local businesses, buy Lebanese products!

Local authentic shops have unique stories to tell and are sadly struggling the most to survive these hard times. This series of photos come from visits I have made all over the country to try and promote these precious gems.

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