Beirut Dweller: Encounters of a Young German Ajnabe أجنبي

People on a corniche at night

Gradually, an image of Lebanon developed in my mind. It somehow kept on building up within me, while I was living and studying in Berlin, Germany. For example, I accidentally discovered Fairouz’ Shayef al bahar shoo kbir while searching for an entirely different song. Without knowing Arabic, I instantly fell for her sound. At around […]

A Book Not to Read: The Book of Mirdad by Mikhail Naimeh

Book blue cover with title The Book of Mirdad

“Millions of people have tried to write books so that they can express the inexpressible, but they have utterly failed. I know only one book, The Book of Mirdad, which has not failed; and if you cannot get to the very essence of it, it will be your failure, not his.” Osho I wanted to […]

Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

Three new brides share tips on finding the right dress for their Lebanese weddings. Choosing the dress is a pivotal milestone in every bride’s journey toward her wedding, but it’s also one of the most challenging. Need advice on how to select a gown for your big day? You’ll learn some excellent firsthand tips from […]