BACK TO THE AGE OF CHOUIEFAT

Traveling down the highway from Beirut towards the south, you will find yourself in a large town called chouiefat. believe me, it wasn’t always such a large city and my childhood summers in the cozy village was always filled with natural scenery, families that knew each other for decades, and heaps of tradition. sit tight and grab a

Fayrouz: The Voice of Lebanon

Even if you weren’t Lebanese, you might have heard the name Fayrouz repeatedly. If you have noticed your friends or family changing their profile pictures on Facebook to include a frame of Lebanon’s beautiful symbol, then you are witnessing a newly appointed celebration of “Fayrouz Month”. Since her birthday falls on November 20, the entire

2000 Years of History: The National Museum of Beirut

Lebanon is booming with culture and whether you’re visiting its great city or currently living here, the National Museum of Beirut is definitely a must-visit. Even if you weren’t a history nut (NUT, get it?), this museum will give you an entirely new take on more than 100,000 ARTiFACTS that are available on display showing our country’s amazing treasures.

Nuts of the Fall

Look, it’s an orange leaf on the ground. I’m sure we all know what that means, fall is finally here! Even though we’re going to miss our sunny days of summer, you can’t deny the coziness of sweater weather! It’s a great season of jumping into a pile of leaves, sipping on a cup of

Beirut’s Little Bricks of Hope

If you’ve ever taken a stroll down the streets of beirut, you might have noticed some bizarre Legos in the Building cracks or pavements. If you also wondered who put them there, then join the club! It wasn’t until we found a little heart painted on the wall with the name Dispatch Beirut did we realize

The Ancestors of our Ads

How sweet was it when those old jingles from television ads got stuck in our heads? We would sing along whenever our favorite ads came on, clap our little hands to the tune, or beam with excitement whenever Abou Fouad made an appearance. Yes, it is true that the good old days were great –

Maamoul: The Sweet Tradition of Eid

Adha, a Muslim Holiday celebrated around the world, is drawing closer, the families are flying in, the fireworks have begun, and the delicious smell of Mom’s homemade cooking brings a twinkle to our noses. What better way to enjoy this Eid than with a little taste of some Arabic sweets that you would definitely want

The Family that Kept Debes Alive: Al Qobba Press

Lebanon is a country famous for its tradition – whether you are in the mood for something in fashion, music or food, you can always have it. Now everyone knows that we are avid food lovers and always on the hunt for that perfect treat, we think we found it and you will love it

Beirut – Below Sea Level

There is a whole other world below the waters of Lebanon, and that’s where we are going! With our gear at the ready, we dive head first to explore the wonders of the ocean. Lebanon is known as the place to be if you want a diving area that is a bit “odd” – in a

Bringing Beirut’s Streets to Life

The city known for its vibrant night life, its wondrous history, and its amazing food is now taking on a new trend. Beirut comes to life by making a name for itself as a hub of street art. The, once rare, art scene is now booming in the heart of the city and adding a