Baskinta on the Writers’ Trail

Hiker with sunset landscape and Lebanon's map with Baskinta's title

“I am the son of the road, my country is a caravan and my life is the most unexpected of voyages. I belong to Earth and to God and it is to them that I will one day soon return.” Amin Maalouf ’s voyage started here, in a quintessential Lebanese HOME in Ain el Kabou, a village high in […]

An-Nahar: Where History Lives

Photo essay by Aia Dakdouk and Sandra Whitehead An-Nahar, one of Lebanon’s most influential daily newspapers, is 85 years old. It is considered Lebanon’s “paper of record.” American- British author and journalist Charles Glass, who specializes in the Middle East, called An-Nahar “Lebanon’s New York Times.” Its archives’ tagline is: “The memory of Lebanon and the Arab world since […]

Elsa Yazbek Charabati: Passionate about her Profession

Elsa Yazbek Charabati blended a love of languages and travel into a successful career as a journalist and educator. Photo by: Colette Tabet Lebanese journalist Elsa Yazbek Charabati started her TV career at the young age of 20 and has forged a distinguished path in the field with passion and dedication ever since. In a […]

Ambassador Alex Lenaerts: About Our Small, Beautiful Countries

  HOME sat down with Alex Lenaerts, Belgian Ambassador to Lebanon and Consul General in Syria, to discuss his impressions of the country: books, music and the environment. Naturally, it would be impossible to ignore the similarities between our two countries and their all-important aspect: small is beautiful. Photos by: Elie Nohra You chose Lebanon […]