Saida Al-Adeem: It Leaves You Spellbound

Traces of Lebanon’s history are widespread in the port city of Saida, with its medieval structures like St. Nicolas Cathedral, the Crusader Sea Castle, the Khan al-Franj courtyard and terrace, the old soap factory, Debbaneh Palace and the traditional Arabic souk. Step back to the 18th century in the heart of Saida’s Old Town. Its […]


Letters to Beirut from a young expatriate. Li Beirut, It seems only natural that my first letter be addressed to you. After all, you were there at the beginning of my story and I suspect you will be one of the few left at its end. The irony is not lost on me. I am young and have […]

Bed and Breakfast: Showcasing the Authentic Lebanon

  The provision of Bed & Breakfast is a rising trend in Lebanon. It offers tourists, or even locals, a glimpse of the country’s exceptional culinary, historical and social heritage. Photos by: Natheer Halawani, Diaa Arfan, Rene Schulthoff, Leia Gorra and Paul Gorra, One of the most unique things about Lebanon is its distinct human […]

Sarah’s Bag: A Fashionable SOCIAL MISSION

  Sarah Beydoun’s university project has progressed to become a flourishing business that celebrates Lebanese and Arabic heritage and empowers many needy women at the same time. Photos by: Tony Allieh Step into the flagship store of Sarah’s Bag in Ashrafieh and you will find a treasure trove of exquisite one-of-a-kind bags. A dizzying array […]