An uplifting teaser to an upcoming documentary

Live Love Beirut are on a positive mission to uplift our county’s image across the globe and locally. They recently shared this teaser for an upcoming film called “Growing Cedars in the air” by Mark Abou Zeid. The images are beautiful, and portray that heart warming feeling we all want to share from Lebanon. We look forward to …

Collectif Kahraba’s beautiful initiative needs your support

Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran (Us, the Moon and the Neighbors) is one of those inner city festivals that many of you may not be aware of. It is a beautiful initiative by Collectif Kahraba that brings art, theater, music…. to balconies, stairs, and rooftops. This year the festival’s 4th edition is in the making and …

Lebanese director Rana Salem wins in Moscow.

A screenshot from the movie "The Road"
A screenshot from the movie "The Road"
We would proudly like to announce that Lebanese film director Rana Salem takes home a big award at the Moscow International Film Festival for her film "The Road", which we can't wait to see. This is the kind of news that gets us super excited. The full article can be found here in French. Read more here...

Lebanon. Tannourine. Vice sports. This is so bright it burns!

Sam Elias is a professional rock climber and skier who made a trip down to Lebanon to explore the rocks and his family roots. Vice sports came along and shot a beautiful short. This is great news for Lebanon’s sports and eco tourism, the film is uplifting, and inspiring. It places Tannourine and the Lebanese mountains on …

Leave your car keys at home, and start pedaling.

Photo by Haig Melikian
Haig Melikian loves to ride his bicycle, and has done so across the whole country. He has taken some amazing photos of places he has visited that should inspire us all to leave those car keys at home and start pedaling. The Lebanese coast and mountains are a destination for adventure seekers, click here to see the full article and photos...

Rare footage from the 1974 Lebanese Syrian rally

Last week our attention was directed towards this amazing video from the 1974 Lebanese / Syrian rally where Joe Hindi (Lebanese rally driver) came in first place. This short documentary is really something. The rally itself was no walk in the park and reminds us a bit of the Dakar Rally. The fact that this …

Music. That’s what tomorrow is all about.

Fete De La musique
This year marks the 15th edition of Fete de la Musique in Beirut, one of our favorite days. If you are not familiar with this, then it is about time you get with the program. It is one of the busiest music days of the year and it is happening all over. There will be local and international music acts for all tastes and ages. It is all FREE and provides local talents with huge exposure. Here is the program for the day...

Lebanon makes it on Top Gear’s website.

  We recently read this article on Top Gear’s website about Lebanon’s own Roger Feghali’s epic hill climb in Falougha. The fact that Top Gear picked up on this is just huge! Some of you may not be into the whole motor sport thing but the article is great fun, spiced up with that Top …

People surf in Lebanon? Oh yes they do.

Photo from Surf Lebanon
Photo from Surf Lebanon
People are always very surprised to hear that we have some decent surfing here in Lebanon. Our local surfer friends are constantly on the look out for the next wave to come in. There are surf spots in a few different locations up and down the coast. In Jiyyeh there is Mustafas A-Frame which is located south of Beirut. In the North you have one spot in Chekka and another nice one in Batroun called Colonel. Ash Gallagher wrote this nice piece for Al-Monitor Read more here...

ABC mall in Achrafieh makes a massive green turn.

Photo by Joseph Saba for Blog Baladi
Photo by Joseph Saba for Blog Baladi
We stumbled on Blog Baladi's post today and were really blown away by this amazingly bright story. Who knew that ABC was building something like this? We sure did not. Looking at this from above it reminds us of something out of a science fiction flick, very impressive indeed. The only thing missing now is adding some of those solar panels to more roof tops around. Go big, go green. Read the full article here...