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Arabnet: 5 Mistakes Ruining Your Blog

Published on Arabnet.me By Maysaa Al Ajjan | August 18, 2014 While the first blogging activity could be traced back to 1994 in the USA, it took the MENA region well over 10 years to catch up to this now infectious trend. Closer to home, many tech-savvies in Lebanon have taken to blogging as a fun challenge and found »more...

Check into Your Underwater Room

Located in Pemba Island, Tanzania, the Manta Underwater Room is a room belonging to the Manta Resort. Designed by Genberg Underwater Hotels, this floating glass cube allows guests to be completely immersed in the ocean where amongst the multitude of fish species that swim by, the star of the show is the manta ray. Easily »more...

Steam: Stove-top Tea Maker

Steam is a stove-top tea maker. It brews tea by passing hot water pressurized by steam through stacked kettles. Reflecting upon tea culture in east, Steam has stacking teapots specially designed for tea preparation. Larger lower kettle is filled with water to boil, and then boiled water evaporates into upper kettle, steeping loose-leaf tea blend »more...

SOLOMUN This Friday at SKYBAR

I’m Not A Martyr Movie Coming Out Very Soon

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Here’s the new trailer and the movie is set to be released this fall.
I am looking forward to this one!

Egg-Throwing Kids In Hamra

This translates to “The neighbors’ kids are throwing eggs from the balcony”
Yesterday was the first time I visit Hamra in the past 4 months and I enjoyed walking around and taking pictures of funny and creative writings and drawings like the one above, but I was saddened by the substantial number of beggars, specially children and even babies playing on the sidewalks and sleeping on the floor. I walked for around 15 minutes and saw at least 20 children on the sidewalks, some of them sleeping next to a garbage can.

Taste&Flavors: Finding the Lost Bread… Lebanon’s Finest

Some culinary traditions live on and over the years move on to different parts of the world. In our dear Lebanon, we have been heavily influenced by French traditions, naturally so, look back into history… and some of these traditions have found their way into a number of dishes that have become classics in different »more...

Taste&Flavors: The Best of Artisan Bread in Lebanon

Bread has always been the most basic and homely of foods. Yet what was once a daily tradition is rapidly becoming a luxury. We’re no longer happy with loaves in plastic bags. We now crave artisanal breads with organic ingredients and rare grains. There’s certainly a market, we’ll pay for quality products, but it really »more...

LEBANON: Hosting the Most Refugees Worldwide


For every 1000 Lebanese, the UNHCR confirms there are 178 refugees. That’s almost 1 in 5 people in Lebanon. The report states that Pakistan hosts the most refugees at 1.6 million, but some unofficial figures are even higher in Lebanon, suggesting as many as 1.5 million Syrians, in addition to almost half a million Palestinian refugees (and most recently Christian refugees from Iraq).

Must-Have Breakfast in Lebanon: Zaatar and Jebneh In Tlamé Bread

If you ever go to Akkar, make sure to try out the Tlamé bread. I don’t know if it’s popular elsewhere in Lebanon, but I’ve never had any in the South where I am from, nor in Beirut or Keserwan. The Tlamé is basically a dough baked in an oven made of clay. It comes out a bit thicker than the usual Man2oushe dough and tastier. You can get the Tlamé bread without any fillings or get Tlamé Manakish. Make sure to eat it while it’s still fresh and hot though as it hardens real quickly.

Smoking Bun Mar Mikhael Review

I love places that specialize in one particular item. It makes you certain that that one thing is gonna be definitely worth it. I have a tendency to hover back to these hole-in-the-wall style, small places known for their one item. Places like Artichoke Pizza in New York and Pinky’s Hotdog on La Brea in Los Angeles are such examples. So, naturally, I was gonna try just such a place that opened in my beloved Beirut.

Shots To Go

My brother spotted these alcoholic shots being sold at Stop & Shop in Adonis. There’s the Texas Ranger shot which contains Butterscotch Schnapps and Vanilla Cream Liqueur, and the Money shot which contains Amaretto almond liqueur and Irish cream. He didn’t pay attention to the price but if they’re not expensive, it’s a practical idea to have them at house parties.

Summer Roadtrip Plans: Bkessine


Lebanon’s tiny, but there’s a lot to see which many of us never get to. Most of us live in or around Beirut, and rarely ever venture out except to our hometowns for those of us from the more rural parts of Lebanon. But, years of being a scout and a deep desire to discover every inch of Lebanon has showed me that there’s a lot to see and do, and we never even knew!

Volvo’s Only the Lonely Campaign Stats and Results

Damages

  • 38 buttons replaced
  • 19 cameras replaced
  • 6 complete stands replaced

Stats

  • 2436 people crossed on the crosswalks
  • 1954 people hailed cabs from the cab stations

What This Says
Perhaps, apart from the serious vandalism the stands got, the municipality’s decision to remove them instead of create their own, or ask for more such stands, goes to show you how lonely doing the right thing still is in Lebanon. And, understandably so. Why would anyone abide by the laws (at an apparent disadvantage) when everyone else breaks it ever so casually…
It’s a cycle no one has figured out how to get out of yet, but, who knows? Maybe someday we won’t be so lonely anymore…

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