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NoGarlicNoOnions ou une Mise en Bouche Alléchante

Agenda Culturel, Le 21/08/14 NoGarlicNoOnions est un blog créé par Anthony Rahayel, passionné de gastronomie, de voyages et de photographie. Ce dernier ressent le besoin de partager ses expériences et ses passions. Rencontre. L’idée du blog NoGarlicNoOnions est née après la publication de plus de 190 commentaires sur TripAdvisor et avoir reçu le titre de Top Contributor. »more...

Worst NY Times lead paragraph ever

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Epic Ice Bucket Challenge But …

The video is really cool but the purpose should be first and foremost to promote ALS and challenge other people to spread the word, not just shoot a funny video.
Check the video [Here].

Where to Party This Weekend: The Return

After the string of recent bombings and clashes in Aarsal, I felt it was a bit inconsiderate to keep publishing these posts as if nothing happened. But, if I’ve learned anything in all the years I’ve lived in Lebanon, is that life goes on no matter what. Bombs, assassinations, wars, natural disasters, no government, no president, no elections, no electricity, no water, unconquerable traffic, millions of refugees and still life goes on and the show must go on.
So, here’s making sure the terrorists don’t succeed in terrorizing us, and here’s a handful of stuff I think are worth you checking out over the next few days!

NSFW – Cursing man surprises MTV Lebanon anchor

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I really don’t know much about the issue that got this man mad but he’s just hilarious!!
Thanks Hani
 

Lebanese Jalal Al Abani Is Cycling From Germany To Lebanon

Jalal is a Lebanese student who’s attempting to cycle about 3000km through eight countries in a period of two months. He started his journey from Regensburg in Germany a couple of weeks ago and has entered the fifth country Romania as of yesterday. He will be taking a ferry from Turkey to Tripoli in Lebanon due to the situation in Syria.
That’s a pretty fun ride! I hope he gets home safely. You can follow updates on his Facebook page [Here].

Bala Mokh …

I spotted the video on Lebanese Memes but I can’t confirm that this was filmed in Lebanon. If anyone knows about this video, please report these crazy and reckless people!

Last Seen Today At 18:45: Don’t Text And Drive!

This is the latest awareness campaign by KunHadi on the dangers of texting and driving.

Update: New photos inside Saifi dig


Soon after posting about the ruins discovered at the Saifi Plaza excavation, an activist got in touch over a Facebook thread and shared a series of photos of the dig in the months before it was cleared. 

A.R. Hallab challenges three restaurants in the #IceBucketChallenge

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Ice bucket challenge videos have been taking the internet by storm over the past weeks and it was only about time until Lebanese people start doing it. Not necessarily to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) but mostly just for the fun of it!
Along with the individuals who participated in this viral campaign, celebrities and companies are now challenging each other! In the video below, Kasr El Helou (Abdul Rahman Hallab) are challenging Crepaway, Zaatar W Zeit, and Roadster Diner to do the same. And I guess it’ll be quite fun to see those restaurants replying with similar videos.

Why I will NEVER win the lottery


Artwork by Tarek Chemaly

So I got around to admitting it: I will never win the lottery. Never.
Sure, as the saying goes "to win the lottery you need to buy a ticket" something which I have done a grand total of 2 times in my life - at the suggestion of two different people who saw me being "lucky" on those two occasions. The world is full of people whose life was ruined by winning the lottery.

Lebanon by James Lewis

Lebanon by James Lewis
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Reviewing Hotels In Lebanon

I think hotels are a great way to get away from the monotony and routine of everyday life. The getaway helps you relax, meet new people and get to know new areas that you wouldn’t necessarily get the chance to visit. On several occasions over the past years, I’ve spent weekends at some of Lebanon’s nicest hotels such as Phoenicia, Four Seasons, Le Gray, Mzaar Intercontinental, Mir Amin Palace, Monte Cassino and others.

Iraq requires a long U.S. attention span

The reversal suffered by the Islamic State, formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, at Mosul dam has raised exaggerated expectations about the ability to defeat the group. The Islamic State will remain a major headache, even as there is still no comprehensive strategy in place to defeat it. Much has been made of the Obama administration’s military intervention in defense of the Kurdish areas. Only when Irbil was threatened, the argument goes, did Washington deploy its aircraft. That’s only partly true. Turning back the Islamic State in the north was as much a priority for Iraqis in Baghdad and Basra as for those in Kurdistan. And Iraqi special forces were as involved in the takeover of Mosul dam as were the Kurdish peshmerga being rearmed by the West.

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