So glad to announce my 1000-piece puzzle collaboration with YaHabibiMarket, a super cool shop that started in the US few months ago and that sells goods for charity.
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The star of this collaboration is ‘Ammo Jameel Ghanem (90 years old) who runs his local shop in Baabdat since 1982 and who became the icon of authentic Lebanese Dekkans after I shared his story back in 2018.
Vines have been growing in Lebanon for more than 4000 years. Our Phoenician ancestors were among the first to understand the mystery of wine and export it across the Mediterranean. The discovery of a 2,600-year-old wine press that was recently shared by National Geographic is another evidence of the extensive overseas trade in wine by the Phoenicians.
Today, we have more than 40 wineries across the country. I’ve put together a list of 10 Lebanese wineries that are on a 50 kilometers route and that can be all visited on the same day. Enjoy “The Lebanese Route des Vins” and drink responsibly.
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North-Bekaa is one of the most captivating historical areas in Lebanon, it’s home for the popular temples of Baalbeck as well as much less known attractions and hidden gems. Here’s a list of the top 10 places to visit.
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Most of you already know “Rabbits Island” or “Palm Island” as one of the largest Lebanese islands, but very few know these facts.
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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.
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A 135-kilometer drive away from Beirut and 50 kilometers from Baalbeck, stands magnificently the underrated 2200-year-old Pyramid of Hermel.
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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 do. Here you go!
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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.
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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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