Baskinta “You can take the boy out of the village, but you can’t take the village out of the boy.” Joseph Ghaleb Karam, founder of the Lebanon Mountain Trail and president of the American Friends of the Lebanon Mountain Trail

Over the past eight years, Lebanese American Joseph Ghaleb Karam has gradually moved back to Lebanon after living in the United States since the mid-1980s. The co-founder and president of ECODIT, a 26-year-old international group dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable development, has been commuting to Beirut from the headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, in the Washington, […]

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 […]