Maison Bleue Guesthouse, Mazraat el Touffah: A Relaxation Retreat Up North

Hotels | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

October 21, 2019

Hotels

Maison Bleue Guesthouse, Mazraat el Touffah: A Relaxation Retreat Up North

Maison Bleue is an anthology of colors and flavors in the heart of the massive green pines and cedar trees of the mountains near Ehden and the holy valley of Qannoubine. Located 900 meters above…

October 21, 2019 | Reviews | North Lebanon

Le2metna Btejma3na... #A7laBaladBel3alam! Long Live Lebanon!

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

October 18, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Le2metna Btejma3na... #A7laBaladBel3alam! Long Live Lebanon!

... I will continue, a smile on my face to conquer this beautiful country, to visit each and every one of its villages, to discover its hidden gems, organize Souks to unite people around food,…

October 18, 2019 | Mechwar Videos | Lebanon

IHOP Doha: Excellent Food, Tasty and Rich Flavors

Restaurants | Qatar GCC Middle East

GCC

October 18, 2019

Restaurants

IHOP Doha: Excellent Food, Tasty and Rich Flavors

New York, Chicago, Beirut, and now Doha... I liked the IHOP comeback and rebranding, making it my favorite fast-food American breakfast. Spending the weekend in Qatar, and before going back home, I…

October 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Qatar

Nice au Cœur de Beyrouth: Gastronomique Façon Shisha Restaurant for 500$ at Le Bristol Beyrouth: Cheap, Bad Food and Low Quality Entertainement! A Disaster, A Scam!

Restaurants | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 29, 2019

Restaurants

Nice au Cœur de Beyrouth: Gastronomique Façon Shisha Restaurant for 500$ at Le Bristol Beyrouth: Cheap, Bad Food and Low Quality Entertainement! A Disaster, A Scam!

If the founders of Le Bristol were alive, he would have committed suicide... When you book a dinner for 110$ per person (Wine not included), and you read the description promising you…

September 29, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

Three Days in Istanbul: 18 "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" Restaurant Experiences to Try

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 23, 2019

Restaurants

Three Days in Istanbul: 18 "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" Restaurant Experiences to Try

A couple of years ago, Turkey and Lebanon signed an agreement allowing both populations to visit their neighbors without the need of a visa. That opened a lot of touristic and business opportunities.…

September 23, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Photos of Istanbul, Airport IGA Business Lounge

Travel | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Travel

Photos of Istanbul, Airport IGA Business Lounge

It rocks, it simply rocks! I loved the size, the views, the amenities, the colors, I simply loved it, the same way I adored the airport terminal. Located on the opposite side of the airport, a long…

September 21, 2019 | Travel | Istanbul

Ioki: An Excellent Sushi in Istanbul

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Restaurants

Ioki: An Excellent Sushi in Istanbul

It has appeared on the lists, in all my searches, it’s one of the capital’s best Asian restaurants according to many... after a bit so pleasant lunch down at the Bosphorus, we grabbed a…

September 21, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul

Nusr-Et Burger Istanbul: An Overrated Experience

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Restaurants

Nusr-Et Burger Istanbul: An Overrated Experience

Nusr-Et, once meat restaurant in Etiler has expended all around Istanbul and the world. From a "meat" fine dining restaurant, you have to book weeks in advance to other casual eateries of which…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

The Allis at Soho House: Eat, Chill, Relax, Enjoy the Garden in Istanbul

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Restaurants

The Allis at Soho House: Eat, Chill, Relax, Enjoy the Garden in Istanbul

Positive vibes in the garden while listening to good music; that’s The Allis at Soho House in Istanbul. Enjoy a cold coffee, let the breath of air caress your cheeks, mingle with people while…

September 21, 2019 | International Cuisine | Istanbul

Cuma: Breakfast at Home in Istanbul

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Restaurants

Cuma: Breakfast at Home in Istanbul

Jazz music, the light coming in from all sides, wooden tables, layback seats... it’s home away from home in the heart of Istanbul. Order eggs Benedict with labneh! Enjoy a mouthwatering…

September 21, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Journey Lounge: Buckwheat Pancakes and Soy Milk Granola in Istanbul

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Restaurants

Journey Lounge: Buckwheat Pancakes and Soy Milk Granola in Istanbul

Walking the streets of Beyoğlu, up on the hills overviewing Istanbul, I decided to have Journey lounge as my next stop. Trees, wooden furniture, and calm vibes. On the menu, you can find a wide…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

MUST: Casual, Relaxed and Serving Good International Cuisine in Istanbul

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Restaurants

MUST: Casual, Relaxed and Serving Good International Cuisine in Istanbul

Spending four days in Istanbul, and eating almost every cuisine until now, the last dinner must be special, so why not try MUST! MUST, which is the new address in Istanbul for special food and good…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Delicatessen: Classical Music and Great Breakfast in Istanbul

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Restaurants

Delicatessen: Classical Music and Great Breakfast in Istanbul

Oh, My Goodness! When I think that’s, I’ve been to the best breakfast place in town; another pops up! Delicatessen locates on the hills of Nisantasi is your perfect breakfast…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

Recommended | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Recommended

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

On this beautiful Sunday morning, my first stop was at Mangerie, where I thought I'd discovered the best... I then continued to Delicatessen where again I thought I’ve found my coup de Coeur...…

September 17, 2019 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Istanbul

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Restaurants

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

I woke up at 6, walked around Istanbul to fly my drone then searching for a place to have breakfast. I wanted something cosmopolitan, fun and trendy at the same time: Mangerie popped up. Located…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Restaurants

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

After enjoying Paper Moon twice in Milano, I couldn’t but try it in Istanbul. One of my favorite Italian restaurants of all times makes my heart skip a beat. Pasta, pizza and Italian dishes,…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Hamdi Restaurant: Top Quality Turkish Food with a View

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Restaurants

Hamdi Restaurant: Top Quality Turkish Food with a View

The view is breathtaking and the food as well. Good food with a superb view is what Hamdi offers in the heart of Istanbul’s busy touristic quarters. On the third floor is where lunch is…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Esmer Chef: Fresh Street Food Pasta in Istanbul

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Restaurants

Esmer Chef: Fresh Street Food Pasta in Istanbul

Some of the blog’s readers recommended “Esmer Chef.” Pizza, pasta, salads, international cuisine and everything in between, the casual fast food has several branches of which one on…

September 17, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

House of B: A Good American Burger in Istanbul

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Restaurants

House of B: A Good American Burger in Istanbul

After enjoying Istanbul’s vibes down at Beşiktaş, walking from a street to the next, I stopped at “House of B.” Burgers are what they do in an American diner-style decor and…

September 17, 2019 | Burgers | Istanbul

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

Restaurants

Wagamama Istanbul: Noodles and Sushi I Always Enjoy

The journey with Wagamama started in 2012 at that same location. Seven years passed, and here I come again to experience one of my favorite brands. I love the naughty child painted on the wall, the…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

Restaurants

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

When it’s called "the Market", it should have the vibes of a market and probably enough goods to buy. The logo is inviting; the menu is presented on an iPad with mouthwatering photos of all…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Restaurants

La Petite Maison: A Must Do in Istanbul

Amazing, exceptionally amazing like all the “La Petite Maison” restaurants I’ve been to around the world. After indulging in the finest food in Nice, Dubai, and Beirut, here comes…

September 04, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Hotels | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Hotels

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Visiting Istanbul this summer, I chose the W for my stay. Part of the Marriott group of hotels, the W is a luxurious yet trendy brand for the youth. It’s rare to find older people due to…

September 04, 2019 | Reviews | Istanbul

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Restaurants | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Restaurants

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Slow service but who cares when you can enjoy your time devouring the olive oil focaccia dipped in olive oil. Lovely fluffy freshly baked Italian focaccia with premium quality olive oil while…

September 04, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Touring Lebanon with Luke and Sabrina: Day 1 of 3 in Beirut

Recommended | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Recommended

Touring Lebanon with Luke and Sabrina: Day 1 of 3 in Beirut

Traditional Lebanese Food Tour in Beirut with NoGarlicNoOnions!! (Check out Luke's Channel) Welcome to LEBANON - a country full of delicious and vibrant street foods and traditional dishes! We…

September 02, 2019 | Popular | Beirut

Al Fundok Hotel, Maasser el Chouf: It's Classy, It's Trendy and It's Worth Visiting

Hotels | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Hotels

Al Fundok Hotel, Maasser el Chouf: It's Classy, It's Trendy and It's Worth Visiting

I've spent a night at Al Fundok Hotel, enjoyed dinner and breakfast, took a hundred photos and promised myself to visit again. Check out the photos yourself and plan your next visit.…

September 02, 2019 | Reviews | Shouf

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

Photos of La Siesta Beach Hotel

Hotels | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Hotels

Photos of La Siesta Beach Hotel

Spending two days with my family, we had the chance to enjoy the beach, good food, and an enjoyable sunset. Check out the weekend's photos and plan your next escape to La Siesta. Watch the…

September 02, 2019 | Reviews | Beirut

Beit Mirna Guesthouse: Your Home Away from Home in Ehden

Hotels | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 02, 2019

Hotels

Beit Mirna Guesthouse: Your Home Away from Home in Ehden

Situated in Ehden, 6 km from Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve, Beit Mirna is your destination for a tranquil and peaceful getaway surrounded by the green virgin nature. Beit Mirna features…

September 02, 2019 | Recommended | North Lebanon

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

Shallalat Nabeh Merched: Excellent Lebanese Food Served in Paradise! A Must Try

Restaurants | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 19, 2019

Restaurants

Shallalat Nabeh Merched: Excellent Lebanese Food Served in Paradise! A Must Try

After the last visit to “Nabeh Merched” to film an episode, I promised to come again with my family. A little paradise on earth, in the heart of Lebanon’s greenest region, spending…

August 19, 2019 | Recommended | Shouf

Maris Kitchen at D Maris Bay Hotel Turkey

Restaurants | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

August 18, 2019

Restaurants

Maris Kitchen at D Maris Bay Hotel Turkey

Down at the bay, Maris Kitchen is the hotel’s main restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, stop for a bite, enjoy a meal, and spend time on the beach. Arriving at 11 am, we started…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Turkey

Nusr-Et at D Maris Bay Hotel, Turkey

Restaurants | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

August 18, 2019

Restaurants

Nusr-Et at D Maris Bay Hotel, Turkey

A great marketing name deserves to be experienced, especially when there is no waiting list, and no reservation needed. After dining at Nusr-Et in Istanbul several years back before the restaurant…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Turkey

NATIONAL DABKE DAY 2019: September 1st in Maasser el Chouf

News | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 12, 2019

News

NATIONAL DABKE DAY 2019: September 1st in Maasser el Chouf

JABALNA Association is celebrating the Fifth Edition of JABALNA DABKE FESTIVAL! JABALNA’s aim is to establish under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture “NATIONAL DABKE DAY“ to…

August 12, 2019 | News | Shouf

A Day at "Imam Sadr Foundation": Always and Forever at the Service of People

News | South Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 27, 2019

News

A Day at "Imam Sadr Foundation": Always and Forever at the Service of People

For half a century, the Imam Sadr Foundation has been planting the seeds of good deeds in this most fertile land, growing hope in our promising fields, bearing the torch of…

July 27, 2019 | South Lebanon

Sports Activities on the Beach at "Sayf Chekka 2019"

News | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 26, 2019

News

Sports Activities on the Beach at "Sayf Chekka 2019"

Sayf Chekka is a traditional sports event, goes back to the '30s. It aims to bring all the city people together is a series of sports competitions, and create fun and memorable…

July 26, 2019 | News | North Lebanon

Baakline: Capital of the Mountains Until the 17th Century

Travel | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 25, 2019

Travel

Baakline: Capital of the Mountains Until the 17th Century

Baakline is a major Druze town located in Mount Lebanon, Chouf District, 45 kilometers southeast of Beirut. Altitude 850 – 920 meters high, population is 30,000, area 14 square km, number of…

July 25, 2019 | Travel | Shouf

Traveling to Southeast Turkey? Photos of the Dalaman International Airport

Travel | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

July 24, 2019

Travel

Traveling to Southeast Turkey? Photos of the Dalaman International Airport

Dalaman Airport is an international airport and one of three serving south-west Turkey, the others being Milas-Bodrum Airport and Antalya Airport. It has two terminals. The old terminal is used…

July 24, 2019 | Travel | Turkey

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

Furn el Mouallem: Traditional Bread and Mankish in Mokhtara

Reviews | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 18, 2019

Reviews

Furn el Mouallem: Traditional Bread and Mankish in Mokhtara

What makes a Manoucheh even more unique than a conventional one, is when it’s baked using the dough of standard Lebanese bread. One of three bakeries I know other than Al Zahaa in Jezzine and…

July 18, 2019 | Reviews | Shouf

Em Fares: Homey Lebanese Food in Barouk

Restaurants | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 16, 2019

Restaurants

Em Fares: Homey Lebanese Food in Barouk

Located on the slopes of the world-famous Barouk cedars reserve, “Em Fares,” a Lebanese restaurant serving homemade Lebanese food welcomes you for lunch and dinner. Touring Barouk…

July 16, 2019 | Recommended | Shouf

A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

Restaurants | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

July 15, 2019

Restaurants

A Quick Bite on the Go at Ichiban: Enjoying a Sushi Burrito at the Trendy Mtayleb Location

There’s one innovative and crazy creation that started three years ago at Souk el Akel... a roll that I used to crave for every single day. I used to arrive at the souk, grab a Manoucheh…

July 15, 2019 | Recommended | Lebanon

Snack Fakhreddine, Baakline Famous Breakfast

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 15, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Snack Fakhreddine, Baakline Famous Breakfast

If you ask me about my favorite three “Foul and Hummus” breakfast restaurants in Lebanon, Snack Fakhreddine will be one of them. Managed and operated by Ammo Baheej and his wife for…

July 15, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Shouf

Raising Cane's: Excellent Chicken, Delicious Fries, Tasty Sauce in Beirut (Restaurant Closed)

American | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

American

Raising Cane's: Excellent Chicken, Delicious Fries, Tasty Sauce in Beirut (Restaurant Closed)

Visiting for the third time, I can't but express my admiration for this chicken concept. I love their food, the ambiance, the quality of the soft drink, sauces and unique fries. Let's…

July 14, 2019 | Recommended | Beirut

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Restaurants | Shouf Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 14, 2019

Restaurants

Country Gate: A Modern Lebanese Restaurant in Deir el Qamar

Shocking at first, it feels like dining in a parking lot until the waiter welcomes you, and you open the trendy menu filled with beautifully shot photos. Country Gate is Deir el Qamar’s…

July 14, 2019 | Restaurants | Shouf

Babel Bahr Amchit: Lebanese Seafood with a Modern Twist

Restaurants | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 13, 2019

Restaurants

Babel Bahr Amchit: Lebanese Seafood with a Modern Twist

Yes, an impressive lighthouse with a unique grandiose setup nestled on Amchit's seashores. It will attract your attention from several kilometers away. Reach Amchit, and then take the sea road to…

July 13, 2019 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | North Lebanon

Cherrylane Restaurant and Bar, Opens in Hammana: Pastry, Bakery and Good Food

News | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 11, 2019

News

Cherrylane Restaurant and Bar, Opens in Hammana: Pastry, Bakery and Good Food

Cherrylane forms part of the palatial estate where Alphonse de Lamartine, the eminent French poet, sojourned on his travels to Lebanon in 1832. Enthralled by the magic of Hammana, its…

July 11, 2019 | Mount Lebanon

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Restaurants | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 04, 2019

Restaurants

Breakfast in Beirut: My Morning at The Kempinski I Love it!

Breakfast... if you follow me and read my reviews you would know by now that I love breakfasts! I’ve been traveling for breakfast, reviewing and visiting hotel breakfasts in Lebanon and finding…

July 04, 2019 | International Cuisine | Beirut

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Restaurants | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 15, 2019

Restaurants

"Shawarma Lab": Taking Our Traditional Sandwich to Another Level!

Welcome to the lab where shawarma is served with style. White and orange are the colors, with designs reminding you of a lab. Shawarma is the star reinvented with several new recipes never seen…

May 15, 2019 | Restaurants | Beirut

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