Not Just a Selfie Backdrop! Exploring Beirut with Walking Tours

In 17th century Europe, young, affluent, educated men would pack their trunks of Oxford shoes and tweed jackets, and go on a grand tour of the continent. They would travel for a year or more, by carriage, horse and train, to see the sites: Paris, the great Italian cities, the Alps, Viennese balls, Greek ruins, […]

The Beirut of Europe

Last week I was in Paris, walking near the Champs-Élysées, and suddenly I heard a familiar tune blaring on loudspeakers. I veered off my path to get closer. It was unmistakable. The Lebanese national anthem was playing. I looked around. Lebanese and French flags were everywhere along the Champs for several miles and the street […]

Université Antonine’s Chamber Music Season Bringing Classical Music to the People

The Chamber Music Season is the latest in Université Antonine’s long tradition of bringing the best of Western classical music to Lebanon. Photos by: My Story Photography UA earns Swiss Accreditation The Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance (AAQ) granted the Université Antonine an institutional certification. This prestigious certification recognizes the UA as a […]

Environmentalist, Activist, Engineer, Visionary – The Many Hats of Ziad Abi Chaker

  Unlike many people, one Lebanese engineer sees garbage as an opportunity. HOME met with the trash entrepreneur recently to understand what drives him to champion change. Article by: Alia Fawaz Just off the main thoroughfare in the up-and-coming district of Badaro, Ziad Abi Chaker wrapped up an interview with SKY News Arabia in his […]