Walking in Saida: The City of a Million Stories. (Enjoy Hundreds of Photos)

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South Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Walking in Saida: The City of a Million Stories. (Enjoy Hundreds of Photos)

  Set amid thick citrus and banana groves, the port town of Saida, also called Sidon, was once a rich and flourishing Phoenician city, with tight trade links to ancient Egypt and a…

May 15, 2019 | Travel & Tourism | Saida

Khalife Blown Glass Atelier; Handcraft Workshop in Sarafand, South Lebanon

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Lebanon

April 25, 2019

News

Khalife Blown Glass Atelier; Handcraft Workshop in Sarafand, South Lebanon

Khalifa blown glass in Sarafand (located at 14km from Sidon) manufactures a clear transparent glass that is free from air bubbles. Craftsmen from Sarafand also offer a new range of colors and shapes…

April 25, 2019 | Travel & Tourism | South Lebanon

Hadaf: Unique Lebanese Sweets at Al Anwar Saida

Desserts & Sweets | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

April 17, 2019

Desserts & Sweets

Hadaf: Unique Lebanese Sweets at Al Anwar Saida

Let’s start agreeing that these are not “baklava.” Looking like oriental sweets, these diamond shaped sweets are intended to make you drool. They are called “Hadaf.”…

April 17, 2019 | Recommended | Saida

Saj and Manakish Abou Hekmat, Hasbaya

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Lebanon

March 26, 2019

Bread & Bakeries

Saj and Manakish Abou Hekmat, Hasbaya

Down south, two hours from Beirut is a bakery, a special shop producing unique Markouk saj bread as well as a selection of innovative manakish. To start with, look at the dough which doesn't…

March 26, 2019 | Manakish | South Lebanon

Mido's: Saida's Favorite Sandwiches

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South Lebanon

March 03, 2019

Restaurants

Mido's: Saida's Favorite Sandwiches

Every time I visit Saida, Mido's is an important stop for me. This morning I enjoyed some flavorful sandwiches made of fresh ciabatta bread and using fine ingredients. Roast beef…

March 03, 2019 | Reviews | Saida

Souk el Akel Comes to Saida!

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South Lebanon

September 28, 2017

Events

Souk el Akel Comes to Saida!

Saida here we come! Souk el Akel will be celebrating food for a cause between the 6th and the 8th of October next to the football stadium. In collaboration with Rotaract Saida and…

September 28, 2017 | News | Saida

A Blockbuster Indonesian Movie Filmed in Lebanon: UNIFIL Troops of the South

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September 12, 2017

News

A Blockbuster Indonesian Movie Filmed in Lebanon: UNIFIL Troops of the South

The Garuda Force Movie: I Leave My Heart in Lebanon tells the story of Indonesian troops in charge of maintaining peace in Lebanon. The film tells the story of the Indonesian National Army (TNI)…

September 12, 2017

The Famous and Unique Sahlab Zoheir Hankir

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South Lebanon

June 10, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

The Famous and Unique Sahlab Zoheir Hankir

The king of Sahlab, the master of milk related desserts and sweets: Meet Zoheir Hankir who's know-how has been handed down from generation to generation. His authentic shop in Saida welcomes you to…

June 10, 2017 | Recommended | Saida

Saida, A Trendy City: 25 Restaurants, One Long Day!

Mechwar Videos | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

March 31, 2017

Mechwar Videos

Saida, A Trendy City: 25 Restaurants, One Long Day!

Sidon or Saïda (Arabic: صيدا‎‎) is the third-largest city in Lebanon. It is located in the South Governorate of Lebanon, on…

March 31, 2017 | Travel & Tourism | Saida

Hasbaya: A Village with a Loaded History

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February 08, 2017

Mechwar Videos

Hasbaya: A Village with a Loaded History

Hasbaya is an attractive town full of history. A good deal of this history transpired at the huge citadel that is today Hasbaya’s chief claim to fame. Owned by the Chehab emirs, the…

February 08, 2017 | Travel & Tourism

Lonely Planet: Lebanon is a Dreamy Costline...

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June 25, 2016

News

Lonely Planet: Lebanon is a Dreamy Costline...

Lebanon on Lonely Planet! As contradictory and challenging as it is charming, this diminutive Mediterranean nation stands with one bejewelled slipper in the Arab world and one Manolo Blahnik planted…

June 25, 2016 | Travel & Tourism

Beautiful Saida: A Mysterious City!

Mechwar Videos | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

April 12, 2016

Mechwar Videos

Beautiful Saida: A Mysterious City!

Sidon, on the coast 48 kilometers south of Beirut, is one of the Famous names in ancient history. But of all of Lebanon's cities this is the most mysterious, for its past has been tragically…

April 12, 2016 | Travel & Tourism | Saida

Discover the Hidden Gems of Saida

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South Lebanon

December 30, 2015

Mechwar Videos

Discover the Hidden Gems of Saida

For the passion of food, the belief in Lebanon, and the appreciation of life, came out two great episodes about a wondrous city called Saida (Sidon). This City makes you fall in love with its…

December 30, 2015 | Popular | Saida

Proudly Lebanese: Our Local Freekeh is Exceptional

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Middle East

August 25, 2015

News

Proudly Lebanese: Our Local Freekeh is Exceptional

Freekeh is now one of the world’s latest food trends and numerous articles have been internationally published highlighting its nutrients and health benefits. According to many in the US,…

August 25, 2015 | Lebanon

The Rest House Saida: Good Food, Chaotic Service

Fish & Seafood | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

April 30, 2015

Fish & Seafood

The Rest House Saida: Good Food, Chaotic Service

Traditional places are a must, many of us often visit fancy restaurants but sometimes tourist locations should be visited so one knows what we locals are offering guests to our country. The Rest…

April 30, 2015 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Saida

Fresh Fish at Masmaket el Bahar Nabathieh

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Lebanon

April 08, 2015

Recommended

Fresh Fish at Masmaket el Bahar Nabathieh

When you fall in love with something nothing can stop you from coming back for it again and again... I fell in love with a village and here I am again. I came to eat fish, fresh fish from our sea at…

April 08, 2015 | Restaurants | South Lebanon

Nabathieh: The Monday Souks and Some Serious Street Food

Mechwar Videos

March 24, 2015

Mechwar Videos

Nabathieh: The Monday Souks and Some Serious Street Food

Nabatieh is the principal town of the Nabatieh Governorate, in southern Lebanon. Nabatieh has approximately 120,000 inhabitants, is the capital of the Jabal Amel area and the chief center for both…

March 24, 2015 | Travel & Tourism

Faysalieh from Al Shareq Sweets: An Ultimate Pleasure

Desserts & Sweets | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 22, 2015

Desserts & Sweets

Faysalieh from Al Shareq Sweets: An Ultimate Pleasure

It is indeed a piece of wonder, a mouthwatering novelty, a sweet bite… it is a creation, which once you’ve tried, will make you drive all the way down to Nabatieh to have some. What am I…

March 22, 2015 | Tasty Discoveries | South Lebanon

Hasbaya: A Forgotten Heritage Down South

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Lebanon

January 28, 2015

Mechwar Videos

Hasbaya: A Forgotten Heritage Down South

It’s a start of a new year and our tour around Lebanon continues. Together we go around towns that will make you fall in love with Lebanon all over again. We drive down south this time and as…

January 28, 2015 | Travel & Tourism | South Lebanon

Jezzine: So Much to See, Taste and Enjoy

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Lebanon

December 21, 2014

Mechwar Videos

Jezzine: So Much to See, Taste and Enjoy

Our next episode takes us to Jezzine, a village which locals prefer to refer to as a city, located 22 km from Saida and 40 km south of Beirut. Surrounded by…

December 21, 2014 | Travel & Tourism | South Lebanon

Street Food in Tyre: Foul, Fish, Meat... Enjoying a Joyful City

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Lebanon

October 12, 2014

Mechwar Videos

Street Food in Tyre: Foul, Fish, Meat... Enjoying a Joyful City

In Mechwar's second episode, we went to Tyre, one of the world's oldest cities to discover the finest street food gems. Follow us to south of Lebanon, to Tyre, the city of life and positive…

October 12, 2014 | Travel & Tourism | South Lebanon

Mahfouz in Tyre: Meat Sandwiches to Start Your Day

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Lebanon

October 07, 2014

Sandwiches

Mahfouz in Tyre: Meat Sandwiches to Start Your Day

In the heart of one of the world’s oldest cities is a place, a small sandwicheria, that opens at 7am. A breakfast and lunch place, but not just any old place, one famous for serving meat…

October 07, 2014 | Street Food | South Lebanon

Foul and Hummus Mazraani: Tyre’s Famous Local Breakfast

Street Food | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 07, 2014

Street Food

Foul and Hummus Mazraani: Tyre’s Famous Local Breakfast

Breakfast in Tyre, there aren’t many options and what’s there is known by all. The famous Baroud, or Mazraani, both offer a premium quality prepared with love and dedication. After…

October 07, 2014 | South Lebanon

Street Fooding in Saida: Rosto, Shawarma and Oriental Sweets

Street Food | Saida South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

South Lebanon

August 13, 2014

Street Food

Street Fooding in Saida: Rosto, Shawarma and Oriental Sweets

Last week, I decided to visit Saida. It wasn't a planned visit but I ended up trying a few interesting things. It was a great start for a next trip that will be planned properly and will be more…

August 13, 2014 | Saida

Scylax: A Futuristic Beach Escape in the South of Lebanon

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July 17, 2014

Popular

Scylax: A Futuristic Beach Escape in the South of Lebanon

Scylax Escape is expected to be one the Lebanon's most fascinating beach resorts  in the southern shores of Lebanon. Created by architect Jean Bou Doumit, the project looks like a secret…

July 17, 2014 | Travel & Tourism

Some Tasty Traditional Dairy Products

Tasty Discoveries | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 29, 2013

Tasty Discoveries

Some Tasty Traditional Dairy Products

Have I ever told you that Labneh is my favorite food. I eat Labneh with bread or toast, in a sandwich or simply alone on a plate with a spoon. I also often have it with a nice well prepared steak,…

May 29, 2013 | South Lebanon

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