Category: Politics

  • Le Trio Joubran

    Le Trio Joubran

    Last night at the Beirut Music Hall, a band by the name of Le Trio Joubran quite literally mesmerised, hypnotised and captivated everyone including myself.  The 3 brothers from Palestine played their Ouds in a way I had never seen before and conjured in me a vivid past life as I closed my eyes and…

  • Stop Solidere – The battle between Hariri’s Solidere and El Khoury’s Saint George Hotel

    Stop Solidere – The battle between Hariri’s Solidere and El Khoury’s Saint George Hotel

    One of the nicest new developments in Beirut in the last few years is Zaitunay Bay, the marina area of Solidere that has replaced the old Normandy garbage landfill used during the civil war. Many tourists and locals are visiting this Marina for the many great restaurants and hang outs that have opened there. While visiting…

  • Similarities and differences between the Lebanese and the Swiss

    Similarities and differences between the Lebanese and the Swiss

    Having just returned from Switzerland, I thought it interesting to do a comparison between the Lebanese and the Swiss, after all, Lebanon was considered the Switzerland of the Middle East, right ? Apart from the obvious differences in Size, Government, Religions, etc, I did find many similarities. Perhaps misguided from being a proud Lebanese dreaming…