Beirut Is Back (Did It Ever Leave?)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Forget the turmoil in the Middle East for a minute, and remember how Beirut, Lebanon’s chic capital on the Mediterranean, remains a prime destination for travelers to the Arab world (at least, those looking for kebab shops located next to hip sushi joints next to Prada stores). As TheĀ Independent pointed our recently, things have been […]

Video: Lebanon — No Words Necessary

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Impressive vistas, grilled meat on an open flame, shots of faces that tell a story all of their own — this stunning video of Lebanon tells centuries worth of tales without saying a word. James Lewis’ video from his travels in Lebanon better be good: a glimpse at his Vimeo page reveals he works for […]

Bourdain Back In Beirut

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ahh, isn’t alliteration so fun? Remember that most famous of “No Reservations” — the one where Tony and crew get caught in the crosshairs of a little squabble between Lebanon and Israel back in the summer of 2006, in what turned out to be the beginning of the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, and what also turned […]

Why I Want To See Beirut (And So Should You)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ever since I saw the “No Reservations” Beirut episode last year, I’ve been wanting to go myself (despite the fact that half the episode was spent watching Tony try to leave the city as war was erupting outside). Who wouldn’t be curious about the “Paris of the East,” a city known for its cosmopolitan flair, […]

War And Peace: BeirutĀ“s Boom In Tourism (Good Or Bad?)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I stumbled upon a couple of articles in The Gazette this week highlighting Beirut, capital of Lebanon, as a city coming back to life. For the past 4o-plus years, this country has seen some of the worst of times. Situated in a precarious geographical position, it has been in the middle and on the sidelines […]

How To Go Organic While In Lebanon

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Food markets are probably the best place visit in order to immerse yourself in the culture of the land, and there’s no better place to do this while you’re in Beirut than at the Souk-el-Tayeb farmers’ market. As was discovered by Joy of the Independant, “there’s a growing movement towards organic food in Lebanon, but […]

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