Eighteen Awkward Moments All Lebanese Have Experienced at Some Point

Awkward situations are the bane of my existence. They're horrible, uncomfortable and just plain unnecessary. Needless to say, we Beirutis have a few awkward situations unique to our territory, and...

 

Things We Want in Lebanon: An Optimist's Wish List

Lebanon – land of the brave, the sort-of free, and the hummus. It is a great place to live because it never gets boring; there are always new and exciting places to try in this tiny but vibrant...

 

Reality Shows We Desperately Need in Lebanon

In recent years, reality television has taken over screens around the world. No matter what the topic, people seem to love watching unscripted shows because they feel they can relate to the stars and ...

 

Nine Ways You Know You Went to Public School in Lebanon

We are the silent, often overlooked majority: public high school students. Maybe you ended up there after you were kicked out of a private school, maybe it's all your parents could afford - heck -...

 

Six Franchises We Desperately Need in Lebanon

Admittedly, I had to rewrite this list after I realized the first draft was comprised solely of restaurants and burger chains in an effort to appear as though I care about things other than food and...

 

Lebanon on Instagram vs. Lebanon in Reality

In Lebanon, what you see (on Instagram) is not always what you get. While there are hundreds of accounts dedicated to capturing the country's beauty, sometimes putting those Insta filters to work...

 

Eight Apps to Make Your Life Easier in Beirut

It’s easy to get lost wading in the sea of apps: there are 1.2 million apps on the App Store alone (a 33% climb on last year’s figure!) and roughly the same count in Google Play. With technology...

 

Seventy Thoughts You Develop on Driving Test Day

Following months of extensive driving lessons supposedly meant to enlighten the masses on the noble pillars of Lebanese road ethics, I woke up ready to hit my driving test in style. I had waited for...

 

Ten Things That Should Actually Be Banned in Lebanon

After Tripoli's mayor announced a ban on alcohol advertising in the northern Lebanon city earlier this month, and following a nationwide ethical awakening fueled by profound feelings of indignation...

 

You Know Your Dad is Lebanese When...

We've discussed the crucial characteristics of the quintessential Lebanese mother, so now it's time to turn our attention to the loud, busy and bustling Lebanese baba. Whether it’s the civil war,...