Mechtah Abou Elias: Zahle's Famous Traditional Bread

Street Food | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

October 18, 2019

Street Food

Mechtah Abou Elias: Zahle's Famous Traditional Bread

I've been to Zahle before, but I only had time to have breakfast at Massaad and buy some milk cookies. Coming back was a must. My second visit started with Furn Mar Elias, a well-known place in Zahle…

October 18, 2019 | Street Food | Zahle

Have You Ever Been to Yammouneh? Watch the Video and Plan Your Visit

Travel | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Travel

Have You Ever Been to Yammouneh? Watch the Video and Plan Your Visit

Yammoune is a lake, nature reserve, village, and municipality situated 27 kilometers northwest of Baalbek in Baalbek District, Baalbek-Hermel Governorate, Lebanon. The village has a few hundred…

September 02, 2019 | Travel | Bekaa

Couvent Rouge: A Promising Wine and One of Lebanon's Best

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

News

Couvent Rouge: A Promising Wine and One of Lebanon's Best

Couvent Rouge was established in 2010, as a complement to the “Coteaux d’Heliopolis” cooperative project. Founded in 1999, the cooperative’s purpose was to replace illicit…

September 02, 2019 | News | Bekaa

Let's Get Lost in Hermel: "Rafting Squad" Experience on Al Assi River

Travel | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Travel

Let's Get Lost in Hermel: "Rafting Squad" Experience on Al Assi River

I spent two memorable days on the river, enjoyed a two hours rafting experience, slept at the club and most importantly enjoyed one of the best breakfasts ever. Made with love, breakfast, and…

September 02, 2019 | Bekaa

Dont Miss out Arak Festival in Zahle on 26 and 27 July 2019

News | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 26, 2019

News

Dont Miss out Arak Festival in Zahle on 26 and 27 July 2019

Arak or araq is a Lebanese unsweetened distilled spirit in the anise drinks family. The alcohol content may get as high as 95% if it is homemade according to Lebanese traditions. It is a translucent…

July 26, 2019 | News | Zahle

Visit Baalbeck: Much More than Sfiha, Much More than the Fortress: A Marvelous City

Popular | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 26, 2019

Popular

Visit Baalbeck: Much More than Sfiha, Much More than the Fortress: A Marvelous City

Baalbeck, Lebanon's greatest Roman treasure, can be counted among the wonders of the ancient world. The largest and most noble Roman temples ever built, they are also among the best preserved.…

July 26, 2019 | Popular | Baalbeck

Photos of the Chtaura Park Hotel: An Agreeable Stay in a Historic Hotel

Hotels | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 19, 2019

Hotels

Photos of the Chtaura Park Hotel: An Agreeable Stay in a Historic Hotel

Chtaura Park Hotel is located in the heart of the Beqaa Valley and is 45 km away from the Rafic Hariri Beirut International Airport. The hotel is perfectly located with easy access to local banks,…

July 19, 2019 | Bekaa

Mechwar to Rass Baalbeck: A Breathtaking Video and 400 Photos to Enjoy

Travel | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 14, 2019

Travel

Mechwar to Rass Baalbeck: A Breathtaking Video and 400 Photos to Enjoy

Ras Baalbek (Arabic: رأس بعلبك‎) is a village in the northern Beqaa Valley in Lebanon. Notable features include the monastery of "Our Lady of Ras Baalbek" (Deir Saidat ar-Ras) and two Byzantine…

July 14, 2019 | Travel | Baalbeck

Casino Mhanna: Preserving Lebanese Culinary Traditions in Zahle, Berdawni

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 01, 2019

Restaurants

Casino Mhanna: Preserving Lebanese Culinary Traditions in Zahle, Berdawni

When you want to indulge in premium Lebanese food, there are a few good restaurants that come to mind. Mhanna is one of them. Preserving local traditions that transcend from one generation to…

July 01, 2019 | Recommended | Zahle

With the Scouts in Ras Baalbeck

News | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

April 13, 2019

News

With the Scouts in Ras Baalbeck

مشاركة جمعية كشافة الجراح فوج شبيبة رأس بعلبك بزرع ٥٠ شجرة ارز على جبل الصليب تقدمة السيد انطوني رحيّل صاحب صفحة “No garlic No Onions” الذي زار بلدتنا اليوم و قام بجولة كبيرة و رائعة على…

April 13, 2019 | Baalbeck

Restaurant Shams Anjar: A Restaurant I Recommend Serves Delicious Lebanese Food

Restaurants | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 14, 2019

Restaurants

Restaurant Shams Anjar: A Restaurant I Recommend Serves Delicious Lebanese Food

What a place! You hear about it until you discover it by yourself! Chams is Anjar’s famous restaurant and one of the country’s biggest. With a bowling arena, 9D cinema, chocolate brand,…

March 14, 2019 | Recommended | Bekaa

Lebanon Air Force Museum, Rayak, Bekaa

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 14, 2019

News

Lebanon Air Force Museum, Rayak, Bekaa

Rayak Air Base is also home to the Lebanese Air Force Museum, as it contains all of the old aircraft and the majority of grounded aircraft. The museum is not open to the public, however, and…

January 14, 2019 | Travel | Bekaa

Rayak Train Station: A Local Heritage Everyone Should See

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 13, 2019

News

Rayak Train Station: A Local Heritage Everyone Should See

The city of Rayak is found in the middle of the Bekaa Valley, between two of the major touristic cities of Lebanon, Zahle, and Baalbek. This city was once well known for its military airport,…

January 13, 2019 | Travel | Bekaa

Chasseurs de Saveurs: The French Croissant of Zahle

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Bekaa

January 13, 2019

Recommended

Chasseurs de Saveurs: The French Croissant of Zahle

(L'Orient Le Jour) La famille Tannouri a déménagé en France, à Lyon exactement, quand Clément était enfant. Marc est né treize ans plus tard au…

January 13, 2019 | Tasty Discoveries | Zahle

Rayak Boutique Winery: Every Bottle is Made with Love

Tasty Discoveries | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 25, 2018

Tasty Discoveries

Rayak Boutique Winery: Every Bottle is Made with Love

Wine-making has been a passion of the Maalouf family for hundreds of years. In 1914 the family escaped the World War One famine in Mount Lebanon and took refuge in the city of Rayak, in the…

December 25, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | Bekaa

Clement: Passionately Handmade Artisanal Bread from Zahle

Bread & Bakeries | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

November 29, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

Clement: Passionately Handmade Artisanal Bread from Zahle

“Clément” is about gourmet food that represents the values of know-how, excellence, and French art-de-vivre. When Clement and Marc Tannouri gather around their common…

November 29, 2018 | Zahle

Chateau Ksara Launches First Merwah Varietal

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 22, 2018

News

Chateau Ksara Launches First Merwah Varietal

Pioneering Bekaa Valley winery digs into Lebanon’s winemaking heritage to produce a historic and rare white wine. Bekaa Valley: Chateau Ksara, Lebanon’s leading winery, has launched the…

July 22, 2018 | News | Bekaa

Domaine de Taanayel: A Piece of Heaven in the Bekaa

Popular | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 17, 2018

Popular

Domaine de Taanayel: A Piece of Heaven in the Bekaa

In 2009 the Domaine de Taanayel and arcenciel signed a long-term partnership deal of which the mission is to enhance the environment for social work services. The objective is to make the…

June 17, 2018 | Popular | Bekaa

Souk el Akel at The Antonine University Ablah, Bekaa

Souk el Akel | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 03, 2018

Souk el Akel

Souk el Akel at The Antonine University Ablah, Bekaa

Joseph Attieh, Arnabeat and a handful of delicious street food ideas, Souk el Akel in partnership with Universite Antonine ended in style. Celebrating the University Spring Festival,…

June 03, 2018 | Souk el Akel | Bekaa

Antonine University Spring Festival 2018: Souk el Akel, Zahle!

Souk el Akel | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

May 16, 2018

Souk el Akel

Antonine University Spring Festival 2018: Souk el Akel, Zahle!

Zahle here we come... two days of endless fun, entertainment, great food ideas and the Universite Antonine Job Fair.

May 16, 2018 | Souk el Akel | Zahle

Ecolodge Taanayel: Plan Your Weekend Getaway in the Bekaa

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 13, 2018

News

Ecolodge Taanayel: Plan Your Weekend Getaway in the Bekaa

En 2006 arcenciel construit un Ecolodge à Taanayel (Békaa) pour promouvoir l’éco-tourisme dans la région. L’architecture de l’Ecolodge s’inspire…

May 13, 2018 | Bekaa

La Maison du Croissant, Zahle: French Croisants with Lebanese Influences!

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

April 27, 2018

Restaurants

La Maison du Croissant, Zahle: French Croisants with Lebanese Influences!

Located on Zahle’s famous boulevard, La Maison Du Croissant prepares a wide selection of flaky French rolls prepared a la minute in the back kitchen. Chocolate, chocolate extra, chocolate and…

April 27, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Zahle

Karm el Joz: A Relaxing Green Space

Spotted Stories | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 24, 2018

Spotted Stories

Karm el Joz: A Relaxing Green Space

Karm elJoz is a space for celebrations. Located in Taanayel, at the entrance of the Bekaa, it is one of the largest walnut orchards in the country. It is trees and green for as far as the eye can…

April 24, 2018 | Bekaa

Chateau Kefraya: An Escape in West Bekaa

Restaurants | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 12, 2017

Restaurants

Chateau Kefraya: An Escape in West Bekaa

The West Bekaa region has a rich cultural heritage and history. On your way from the Shouf region to Kefraya, don’t miss Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve and the 19th century Beit-Eddine Palace,…

November 12, 2017 | Restaurants | Bekaa

Al Rayess: Tasty Sandwiches in the Heart of Chtaura (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 12, 2017

Restaurant Closed

Al Rayess: Tasty Sandwiches in the Heart of Chtaura (Restaurant Closed)

Last year while walking around Hamra, I discovered a funky place called Rayess. A red and yellow kiosk occupying the entrance of this historical street, Al Rayess from Chtaura is in fact an authentic…

November 12, 2017 | Sandwiches | Bekaa

Cascada: A New Giant Mall Opens in the Bekaa

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 11, 2017

News

Cascada: A New Giant Mall Opens in the Bekaa

Cascada Mall is situated on a 220,000 sqm piece of land in the heart of the Bekaa valley featuring several synergistic hubs like the shopping center, Arcadia Wedding Venue, Medical center,…

November 11, 2017 | Bekaa

Kaak B Semsom: Creative Kaak in Zahle

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

November 11, 2017

Restaurants

Kaak B Semsom: Creative Kaak in Zahle

When the Kaaka is passionately baked in-house, when this authentic creation is taken to another level, when the owner puts all his enthusiasm in to the business, you’ll get “Kaak b…

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | Zahle

Babas a L’Arak: Love, Passion and Patriotism in a Jar

Recommended | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

November 06, 2017

Recommended

Babas a L’Arak: Love, Passion and Patriotism in a Jar

I wish sometimes you could watch me scream when I eat a mouth-watering creation... This isn’t a normal Baba au rhum, this is happiness in a jar. From the same creator of Lebanon’s…

November 06, 2017 | Recommended | Zahle

Mechwar to Chmestar, Baalbeck

Travel | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

September 19, 2017

Travel

Mechwar to Chmestar, Baalbeck

Shmustar, also spelled Shmistar or Chmistar (Arabic: شمسطار‎‎) is a Lebanese town located in Baalbek-Hermel…

September 19, 2017 | Travel | Baalbeck

Al Haush: A Piece of Heaven in the Heart of the Bekaa

Hotels | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 15, 2017

Hotels

Al Haush: A Piece of Heaven in the Heart of the Bekaa

We planned to spend the weekend in the heart of the Bekaa... A piece of heaven on earth, Al Haush is a place rich with history... It feels like a museum filled with amazing traditional things... I…

June 15, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bekaa

Raymond: Traditional and Delicious Lebanese Food in Rayak

Restaurants | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 12, 2017

Restaurants

Raymond: Traditional and Delicious Lebanese Food in Rayak

In Rayak, Baalbeck, right next to the Air Force base, you'll find Raymond, a restaurant that has been open for sixty years now. People come from all over the country to experience Raymond's cuisine,…

June 12, 2017 | Restaurants | Bekaa

Souk el Akel: For the First Time in the Bekaa; Celebrating Zahle

News | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

May 12, 2017

News

Souk el Akel: For the First Time in the Bekaa; Celebrating Zahle

Zahle here we come... two days of endless fun, entertainment, great food ideas and the Universite Antonine Job Fair.

May 12, 2017 | News | Zahle

Kaak b Semsom: A New Favorite Kaak Spot in Zahle

Recommended | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

April 24, 2017

Recommended

Kaak b Semsom: A New Favorite Kaak Spot in Zahle

Spending the day in Zahlé, a rich breakfast was needed so I thought why not enjoy a traditional kaak at "Kaak b Semsom". Open for the last eight months, this clean place sells kaak the "Abou…

April 24, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Zahle

Rashaya: The Famous Fortress, The Longest Souk...

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 12, 2017

Mechwar Videos

Rashaya: The Famous Fortress, The Longest Souk...

Rashaya, also known as Rashaya al-Wadi or Rachaya el-Wadi(and variations) is a town in Lebanon, situated in the Rashaya District and south of the Beqaa…

February 12, 2017 | Bekaa

Zahle: The Bride of the Bekaa

Mechwar Videos | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

February 06, 2017

Mechwar Videos

Zahle: The Bride of the Bekaa

A red-roofed town set among the eastern foothills of Mount Sannine, Zahlé enjoys a prime location in the Beqaa valley. Snowcapped mountains tower above it in winter, while in summer its…

February 06, 2017 | Zahle

This Sunday... We're Going to Baalbeck!

News | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

September 22, 2016

News

This Sunday... We're Going to Baalbeck!

Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of special tours around the country. Baalbeck is where we’re going this Sunday…

September 22, 2016 | Popular | Baalbeck

Casino Nmeir, Berdawni Zahle

Restaurants | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

August 28, 2016

Restaurants

Casino Nmeir, Berdawni Zahle

Opened since 1918, Casino Nmeir is one of the valley's most famous Lebanese restaurants. Come here for the sound of chirping birds, the musical tunes of running river water, Fayrouz singing in the…

August 28, 2016 | Restaurants | Zahle

Lebanon Foodie's Trail: Baalbeck!

Popular | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

August 02, 2016

Popular

Lebanon Foodie's Trail: Baalbeck!

Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of special tours around the country. Unlike anything on the market these tours allow…

August 02, 2016 | Popular | Baalbeck

The Foodie's Trail Goes to Baalbeck: Book Your Next Tour!

News | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 20, 2016

News

The Foodie's Trail Goes to Baalbeck: Book Your Next Tour!

Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of special tours around the country. Unlike anything on the market these tours allow…

July 20, 2016 | Popular | Baalbeck

Maison Du Croissant: Baked a la Minute for Your Pleasure

Breakfast & Coffee | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 11, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Maison Du Croissant: Baked a la Minute for Your Pleasure

Open on Zahle's boulevard, Maison du Croissant is where you should go to and enjoy the French croissant with a Lebanese touch experience. Nothing is left on display. Order and wait to be served…

July 11, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | Bekaa

The Box of Arsal: The Video!

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 19, 2016

News

The Box of Arsal: The Video!

This Box is special because it has been entirely produced and packed in Arsal. Nestled on the foothills of the North Eastern Lebanese mountain range, Arsal is one of the largest…

June 19, 2016 | The Box | Bekaa

My Heart Goes to Baalbek...

Travel | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 11, 2016

Travel

My Heart Goes to Baalbek...

I've been here two times already shooting some of the best Mechwar episodes we've done to date, happiness couldn't leave my body, a smile I couldn't even control... I enjoy Baalbeck so much that we…

May 11, 2016 | Travel | Bekaa

Ersal: A Lebanese Village! Have a Look Inside...

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 09, 2016

Mechwar Videos

Ersal: A Lebanese Village! Have a Look Inside...

'This is a view from inside Ersal" Arsal (also spelled Aarsal, Ersal or 'Irsal; Arabic: عرسال‎), is a town and municipality situated east of Labweh, 124 kilometres north east of Beirut, in the…

May 09, 2016 | Bekaa

Al Jawhari Sweets Baalbeck: Nammoura bel Kashta

Recommended | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

March 13, 2016

Recommended

Al Jawhari Sweets Baalbeck: Nammoura bel Kashta

Up in Baalbeck is a shop famous for their sweets, some specialities nobody else does in Lebanon. Nammoura bel Kashta, ghraybeh bel Kashta, warbet bel Kashta are unique of Baalbeck. Open in 1960,…

March 13, 2016 | Recommended | Baalbeck

A Weekend at Maaser el Chouf with Arc en Ciel

News | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

November 18, 2015

News

A Weekend at Maaser el Chouf with Arc en Ciel

28-29th of November 2015   Auberge Maaser El Chouf welcomes you for a chilly weekend in a cozy atmosphere on Saturday the 28th of November.   On the menu: a “mulled wine”…

November 18, 2015 | News | Baalbeck

Mechwar Baalbeck: A Day I'll Remember for a Long Time

Travel | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 02, 2015

Travel

Mechwar Baalbeck: A Day I'll Remember for a Long Time

One can't mention Lebanon without  thinking of Baalbeck, the great temple. The Roman temple of Baalbeck is considered one of the world's biggest, if not the biggest, and is famous to everyone…

July 02, 2015 | Travel | Baalbeck

Al Ajami: A Historical Restaurant Oozing History up in Baalbek (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurants | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 18, 2015

Restaurants

Al Ajami: A Historical Restaurant Oozing History up in Baalbek (Restaurant Closed)

Old, authentic and full of life, the walls tell stories of the past, this restaurant that opened in 1924, managed by two brothers, Ahmad and Behzad, is a reference up in Baalbek. My parents…

April 18, 2015 | Popular | Bekaa

Mountain House: High Standards and Beautiful Decor up in Baalbeck

Restaurants | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

April 17, 2015

Restaurants

Mountain House: High Standards and Beautiful Decor up in Baalbeck

Stunning, this place is really amazing. I came to Baalbeck expecting to see a village in distress, exactly like you see on the news... Stunning is the word, the kind of place I rarely visit, a…

April 17, 2015 | Recommended | Baalbeck

Zahle, Lebanon is Proudly an Unesco City of Gastronomy

News | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

February 16, 2015

News

Zahle, Lebanon is Proudly an Unesco City of Gastronomy

This morning, Raymond Hanna, a NoGarlicNoOnions reader and supporter sent me a story that put a smile on my face. Yes, out of only 5 cities around the world, Zahle, our local Lebanese Zahle is part…

February 16, 2015 | Zahle

Al Tanbakji: Plunge into the Lebanese Culinary Heritage

Restaurants | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 12, 2015

Restaurants

Al Tanbakji: Plunge into the Lebanese Culinary Heritage

Our discovery tour around Zahle ended at Al Tanbakji, this famous restaurant facing the Ksara winery. Al Tanbakji is a revival of our traditions within a restaurant. Enter a reconstructed Lebanese…

February 12, 2015 | Restaurants | Bekaa

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