Why sometimes, a photo needs context
It was a great surprise to find some really amazing scenery in busy Beirut: the Pigeon Rocks.
"We've been making wine here for 6,000 years!"
Lebanon, the tiny country locked in between hostile neighbors Israel and Syria, is home to some of the world’s earliest vineyards.
Remembering Lebanon's prophet of party
The late Pepe Abed used to say: "Visiting Lebanon without knowing Pepe is like spending your honeymoon with a eunuch!" I was lucky enough to see him once.
Beirut's life-loving family wants you in
The Lebanese have a warm, Mediterranean outlook, coupled with a tradition of Arab hospitality, making it easy to find new friendships.
Inhaling Beirut life in Gemmayzé
My warmest Beirut memories are of tiny bars in Gemmayzé where I become instant friends with the barman and the few other clients, or the cafés where the evening starts.
A better kind of conflict in the Middle East
Israel and Lebanon continue to fight an underground war over hummus that hopefully will have fewer casualties than their other battles.
A shared belief in partying
Hello Lebanon, a tiny country locked in between hostile neighbors Israel and Syria, and the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations in the world where wine-making is a 6,000-year-old tradition. Some Lebanese are Muslim, others are Christian, but all share a common belief in partying until dawn. There is one set-back: some clubs prefer you to show up in a Ferrari.