Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

Asian/Chinese | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

The journey with Wagamama started in 2012 at that same location. Seven years passed, and here I come again to experience one of my favorite brands. I love the naughty child painted on the wall, the…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

International Cuisine

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

When it’s called "the Market", it should have the vibes of a market and probably enough goods to buy. The logo is inviting; the menu is presented on an iPad with mouthwatering photos of all…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

French | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

French

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

Amazing, exceptionally amazing like all the “La Petite Maison” restaurants I’ve been to around the world. After indulging in the finest food in Nice, Dubai, and Beirut, here comes…

September 04, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Hotels | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Hotels

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Visiting Istanbul this summer, I chose the W for my stay. Part of the Marriott group of hotels, the W is a luxurious yet trendy brand for the youth. It’s rare to find older people due to…

September 04, 2019 | Reviews | Istanbul

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Italian

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Slow service but who cares when you can enjoy your time devouring the olive oil focaccia dipped in olive oil. Lovely fluffy freshly baked Italian focaccia with premium quality olive oil while…

September 04, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Touring Lebanon with Luke and Sabrina: Day 1 of 3 in Beirut

Mechwar Videos | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Touring Lebanon with Luke and Sabrina: Day 1 of 3 in Beirut

Traditional Lebanese Food Tour in Beirut with NoGarlicNoOnions!! (Check out Luke's Channel) Welcome to LEBANON - a country full of delicious and vibrant street foods and traditional dishes! We…

September 02, 2019 | Popular | Beirut

Al Fundok Hotel, Maasser el Chouf: It's Classy, It's Trendy and It's Worth Visiting

Hotels | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Hotels

Al Fundok Hotel, Maasser el Chouf: It's Classy, It's Trendy and It's Worth Visiting

I've spent a night at Al Fundok Hotel, enjoyed dinner and breakfast, took a hundred photos and promised myself to visit again. Check out the photos yourself and plan your next visit.…

September 02, 2019 | Reviews | Shouf

Have You Ever Been to Yammouneh? Watch the Video and Plan Your Visit

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Have You Ever Been to Yammouneh? Watch the Video and Plan Your Visit

Yammoune is a lake, nature reserve, village, and municipality situated 27 kilometers northwest of Baalbek in Baalbek District, Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, Lebanon. The village has a few hundred…

September 02, 2019 | Travel | Bekaa

Photos of La Siesta Beach Hotel

Hotels | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Hotels

Photos of La Siesta Beach Hotel

Spending two days with my family, we had the chance to enjoy the beach, good food, and an enjoyable sunset. Check out the weekend's photos and plan your next escape to La Siesta. Watch the…

September 02, 2019 | Reviews | Beirut

Beit Mirna Guesthouse: Your Home Away from Home in Ehden

Hotels | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Hotels

Beit Mirna Guesthouse: Your Home Away from Home in Ehden

Situated in Ehden, 6 km from Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve, Beit Mirna is your destination for a tranquil and peaceful getaway surrounded by the green virgin nature. Beit Mirna features…

September 02, 2019 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Couvent Rouge: A Promising Wine and One of Lebanon's Best

Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Couvent Rouge: A Promising Wine and One of Lebanon's Best

Couvent Rouge was established in 2010, as a complement to the “Coteaux d’Heliopolis” cooperative project. Founded in 1999, the cooperative’s purpose was to replace illicit…

September 02, 2019 | News | Bekaa

Let's Get Lost in Hermel: "Rafting Squad" Experience on Al Assi River

Travel | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Travel

Let's Get Lost in Hermel: "Rafting Squad" Experience on Al Assi River

I spent two memorable days on the river, enjoyed a two hours rafting experience, slept at the club and most importantly enjoyed one of the best breakfasts ever. Made with love, breakfast, and…

September 02, 2019 | Bekaa

Shallalat Nabeh Merched: Excellent Lebanese Food Served in Paradise! A Must Try

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 19, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Shallalat Nabeh Merched: Excellent Lebanese Food Served in Paradise! A Must Try

After the last visit to “Nabeh Merched” to film an episode, I promised to come again with my family. A little paradise on earth, in the heart of Lebanon’s greenest region, spending…

August 19, 2019 | Recommended | Shouf

Maris Kitchen at D Maris Bay Hotel Turkey

International Cuisine | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

August 18, 2019

International Cuisine

Maris Kitchen at D Maris Bay Hotel Turkey

Down at the bay, Maris Kitchen is the hotel’s main restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, stop for a bite, enjoy a meal, and spend time on the beach. Arriving at 11 am, we started…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Turkey

Nusr-Et at D Maris Bay Hotel, Turkey

Grill&BBQ | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

August 18, 2019

Grill&BBQ

Nusr-Et at D Maris Bay Hotel, Turkey

A great marketing name deserves to be experienced, especially when there is no waiting list, and no reservation needed. After dining at Nusr-Et in Istanbul several years back before the restaurant…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Turkey

NATIONAL DABKE DAY 2019: September 1st in Maasser el Chouf

Events | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 12, 2019

Events

NATIONAL DABKE DAY 2019: September 1st in Maasser el Chouf

JABALNA Association is celebrating the Fifth Edition of JABALNA DABKE FESTIVAL! JABALNA’s aim is to establish under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture “NATIONAL DABKE DAY“ to…

August 12, 2019 | News | Shouf

A Day at "Imam Sadr Foundation": Always and Forever at the Service of People

News | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 27, 2019

News

A Day at "Imam Sadr Foundation": Always and Forever at the Service of People

For half a century, the Imam Sadr Foundation has been planting the seeds of good deeds in this most fertile land, growing hope in our promising fields, bearing the torch of…

July 27, 2019 | South Lebanon

Sports Activities on the Beach at "Sayf Chekka 2019"

Events | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 26, 2019

Events

Sports Activities on the Beach at "Sayf Chekka 2019"

Sayf Chekka is a traditional sports event, goes back to the '30s. It aims to bring all the city people together is a series of sports competitions, and create fun and memorable…

July 26, 2019 | News | North Lebanon

Baakline: Capital of the Mountains Until the 17th Century

Mechwar Videos | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 25, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Baakline: Capital of the Mountains Until the 17th Century

Baakline is a major Druze town located in Mount Lebanon, Chouf District, 45 kilometers southeast of Beirut. Altitude 850 – 920 meters high, population is 30,000, area 14 square km, number of…

July 25, 2019 | Travel | Shouf

Traveling to Southeast Turkey? Photos of the Dalaman International Airport

Airports | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

July 24, 2019

Airports

Traveling to Southeast Turkey? Photos of the Dalaman International Airport

Dalaman Airport is an international airport and one of three serving south-west Turkey, the others being Milas-Bodrum Airport and Antalya Airport. It has two terminals. The old terminal is used…

July 24, 2019 | Travel | Turkey

Photos of the Chtaura Park Hotel: An Agreeable Stay in a Historic Hotel

Hotels | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 19, 2019

Hotels

Photos of the Chtaura Park Hotel: An Agreeable Stay in a Historic Hotel

Chtaura Park Hotel is located in the heart of the Beqaa Valley and is 45 km away from the Rafic Hariri Beirut International Airport. The hotel is perfectly located with easy access to local banks,…

July 19, 2019 | Bekaa

Furn el Mouallem: Traditional Bread and Mankish in Mokhtara

Breakfast & Coffee | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 18, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Furn el Mouallem: Traditional Bread and Mankish in Mokhtara

What makes a Manoucheh even more unique than a conventional one, is when it’s baked using the dough of standard Lebanese bread. One of three bakeries I know other than Al Zahaa in Jezzine and…

July 18, 2019 | Reviews | Shouf

Em Fares: Homey Lebanese Food in Barouk

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 16, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Em Fares: Homey Lebanese Food in Barouk

Located on the slopes of the world-famous Barouk cedars reserve, “Em Fares,” a Lebanese restaurant serving homemade Lebanese food welcomes you for lunch and dinner. Touring Barouk…

July 16, 2019 | Recommended | Shouf

A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

Japanese & Sushi | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 15, 2019

Japanese & Sushi

A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

There’s one innovative and crazy creation that started three years ago at Souk el Akel... a roll that I used to crave for every single day. I used to arrive at the souk, grab a Manoucheh…

July 15, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

Snack Fakhreddine, Baakline Famous Breakfast

Breakfast & Coffee | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 15, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Snack Fakhreddine, Baakline Famous Breakfast

If you ask me about my favorite three “Foul and Hummus” breakfast restaurants in Lebanon, Snack Fakhreddine will be one of them. Managed and operated by Ammo Baheej and his wife for…

July 15, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf

Raising Cane's: Excellent Chicken, Delicious Fries, Tasty Sauce in Beirut (Restaurant Closed)

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

American

Raising Cane's: Excellent Chicken, Delicious Fries, Tasty Sauce in Beirut (Restaurant Closed)

Visiting for the third time, I can't but express my admiration for this chicken concept. I love their food, the ambiance, the quality of the soft drink, sauces and unique fries. Let's…

July 14, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Shocking at first, it feels like dining in a parking lot until the waiter welcomes you, and you open the trendy menu filled with beautifully shot photos. Country Gate is Deir el Qamar’s…

July 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Shouf

Babel Bahr Amchit: Lebanese Seafood with a Modern Twist

Fish & Seafood | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 13, 2019

Fish & Seafood

Babel Bahr Amchit: Lebanese Seafood with a Modern Twist

Yes, an impressive lighthouse with a unique grandiose setup nestled on Amchit's seashores. It will attract your attention from several kilometers away. Reach Amchit, and then take the sea road to…

July 13, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon

Cherrylane Restaurant and Bar, Opens in Hammana: Pastry, Bakery and Good Food

News | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 11, 2019

News

Cherrylane Restaurant and Bar, Opens in Hammana: Pastry, Bakery and Good Food

Cherrylane forms part of the palatial estate where Alphonse de Lamartine, the eminent French poet, sojourned on his travels to Lebanon in 1832. Enthralled by the magic of Hammana, its…

July 11, 2019 | Mount Lebanon

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Breakfast & Coffee | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 04, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Breakfast... if you follow me and read my reviews you would know by now that I love breakfasts! I’ve been traveling for breakfast, reviewing and visiting hotel breakfasts in Lebanon and finding…

July 04, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut

Le2metna Btejma3na... Long Live Lebanon!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

June 08, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Le2metna Btejma3na... Long Live Lebanon!

... I will continue, a smile on my face to conquer this beautiful country, to visit each and every one of its villages, to discover its hidden gems, organize Souks to unite people around food,…

June 08, 2019 | Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Recommended | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Recommended

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Welcome to the lab where shawarma is served with style. White and orange are the colors, with designs reminding you of a lab. Shawarma is the star reinvented with several new recipes never seen…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

The Last Snow of the Season Up North Lebanon: Visiting my Heroes

Mechwar Videos | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Mechwar Videos

The Last Snow of the Season Up North Lebanon: Visiting my Heroes

Lebanon through the eyes of a passionate and curious foodie! Mechwar is a popular television segment on MTV Lebanon, Mechwar takes the form of a 20-minute show that takes viewers across…

May 15, 2019 | Travel | North Lebanon

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

Italian | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Italian

Rossini Caffe and Osteria Opens at The Phoenicia Beirut

After decades of success, “Cafe Mondo” leaves its legacy to “Rossini Osteria and Caffe.” Upscale and renovated to cope with the century’s new decor trends, you will dine…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Lounge 36: Good Food and Pleasant Vibes in Kousba

International Cuisine | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 09, 2019

International Cuisine

Lounge 36: Good Food and Pleasant Vibes in Kousba

The first time I visited Lounge 36, I was taken by a storm; Charly walked in, offered me a cigar and a handful of food choices... I ended up forgetting to write a review. I loved the experience;…

May 09, 2019 | Recommended | North Lebanon

Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Tours Are On! Visit Lebanon this Summer

Popular | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 06, 2019

Popular

Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Tours Are On! Visit Lebanon this Summer

3 must-see hop-off attractions Arabs? Romans? Greeks? Crusaders? Beirut, one of the world’s oldest cities, has been home to them all and more. There’s no better way to discover the best…

May 06, 2019 | Travel | Beirut

Khalife Blown Glass Atelier; Handcraft Workshop in Sarafand, South Lebanon

News | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 25, 2019

News

Khalife Blown Glass Atelier; Handcraft Workshop in Sarafand, South Lebanon

Khalifa blown glass in Sarafand (located at 14km from Sidon) manufactures a clear transparent glass that is free from air bubbles. Craftsmen from Sarafand also offer a new range of colors and shapes…

April 25, 2019 | Travel | South Lebanon

Lebanon's Maamoul Choices of 2019: A Comparative Video Review

Comparative Review | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 23, 2019

Comparative Review

Lebanon's Maamoul Choices of 2019: A Comparative Video Review

It’s the season of “Ma3mouleté atyab Maamoul”, so why not try some of them and check the differences. On a quest to find the best Maamoul in town, I spent a long day driving…

April 23, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon

Big Chains Are Destroying Small Businesses in Villages and Towns!

News | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 22, 2019

News

Big Chains Are Destroying Small Businesses in Villages and Towns!

I was brought up in a village on the hills of Metn called Mazraat Yachouh. It is located on the main Metn highway that connects Antelias and Bickfaya. I loved it here. I was proudly growing up in a…

April 22, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Zaatar w Zeit: Sadly Portraying a Wrong Image of Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 19, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Zaatar w Zeit: Sadly Portraying a Wrong Image of Lebanese Food

Spending the day at home with my little ones, and after a long week in Armenia, I was craving a decent, tasty, fluffy, Lebanese Manouche. Now that "Zaatar w Zeit" opened in Mazraat Yachouh, I called…

April 19, 2019 | News | Lebanon

Maamoul Comparison Video 2019: 8 Different Choices to Choose From: One Winner!

Comparative Review | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 19, 2019

Comparative Review

Maamoul Comparison Video 2019: 8 Different Choices to Choose From: One Winner!

It’s the season of “Ma3mouleté atyab Maamoul”, so why not try some of them and check the differences. On a quest to find the best Maamoul in town, I spent a long day driving…

April 19, 2019 | Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

Maamoul Comparison Video: 12 Different Choices to Choose From

Comparative Review | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 17, 2019

Comparative Review

Maamoul Comparison Video: 12 Different Choices to Choose From

It’s the season of “Ma3mouleté atyab Maamoul”, so why not try some of them and check the differences. On a quest to find the best Maamoul in town, I spent a long day driving…

April 17, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

HORECA 2019: A Video Review

Events | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 13, 2019

Events

HORECA 2019: A Video Review

“For a better industry” is HORECA LEBANON’s theme for this year, which defines the objective of the event: to be a regional business meeting place where the future of the…

April 13, 2019 | News | Beirut

Lebanon as Not Seen on TV: Land of Beauty and Discoveries

Mechwar Videos | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 26, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Lebanon as Not Seen on TV: Land of Beauty and Discoveries

This is the Lebanon locals want to share with the world... You've seen the international news reports. You've heard the talk. But Lebanon is much more than that. From exciting Beirut nights to…

March 26, 2019 | Popular | Lebanon

Saj and Manakish Abou Hekmat, Hasbaya

Bread & Bakeries | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Bread & Bakeries

Saj and Manakish Abou Hekmat, Hasbaya

Down south, two hours from Beirut is a bakery, a special shop producing unique Markouk saj bread as well as a selection of innovative manakish. To start with, look at the dough which doesn't…

March 26, 2019 | Manakish | South Lebanon

Pate A Choux: Mouthwatering Cakes, Upscale and Unique

Desserts & Sweets | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

March 26, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Pate A Choux: Mouthwatering Cakes, Upscale and Unique

During my adolescence, I remember dad taking me to a pastry shop all the way up to Broumana. Owned and run by Victor Rbeiz, Pâte à Choux cakes were special, freshly…

March 26, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

Historical Villages up the Mountains of Metn: Zabbougha, Zaraaya, Kfaraab, Wadi el Karm, Ain el Qabou

Mechwar Videos | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Historical Villages up the Mountains of Metn: Zabbougha, Zaraaya, Kfaraab, Wadi el Karm, Ain el Qabou

Take the road from Baskinta to Ain el Qabu or the other road from Abou Mizan to Zabbougha and reach a little paradise away from the city's hustle and bustle. Check out the video and beautiful…

March 26, 2019 | Travel | Mount Lebanon

P.F.Chang’s at the Bay: Good Food, Attentive Service

Asian/Chinese | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Asian/Chinese

P.F.Chang’s at the Bay: Good Food, Attentive Service

I haven’t been to Zaitounay bay for such a long time especially for lunch. Walking down and searching for a place to eat, I stopped at P.F.Chang’s, a brand I like. Being an accustomed…

March 26, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut

Discover "La Residence des Pins" in Details: Home of the French Ambassador to Lebanon

News | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

News

Discover "La Residence des Pins" in Details: Home of the French Ambassador to Lebanon

The Pine Residence (Arabic: قصر الصنوبر‎, Qasr al-snawbar, literally "the palace of the Pines"), located in the Horsh district of Beirut, is the official residence of the French ambassador…

March 26, 2019 | Beirut

Y the Chocolate: Now Open in Anfeh

Chocolate | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Chocolate

Y the Chocolate: Now Open in Anfeh

Endless choices and chocolate creations made especially for you: Y the Chocolate is the latest trendy chocolatier to open in Anfeh. I fell in love with their chocolates from the first…

March 26, 2019 | Desserts & Sweets | North Lebanon

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