10 things you didn’t know about Paris

I encountered many interesting facts about the City of Love. While I was able to share 2 on Instagram, there were many more and some were pretty very funny actually.

Mysteries of the World: 7 myths about Baalbeck

While Egypt, Peru and Mexico have their enigmatic pyramids, Lebanon has the enigmatic colossal of Baalbeck. Giants, aliens, fallen angels, evil spirits etc could have built it. Because why not?

Travel isn’t always pretty!

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on you heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully you leave something good behind”. Anthony…

The beautiful Inside-Out Curacao

Erwin and I have been planning to go to the Caribbean for almost the day we met. Our initial plan was to elope to the Bahamas, our second was a Florida/Clearwater wedding with a Caribbean cruise as a honeymoon. None of these plans however worked. We ended up having a civil marriage in Cyprus and a religious…

Lebanon and the Beautiful: Byblos-Mab’aj Grotto-Aanaya- Jounieh

You can’t get to know Lebanon without going through some Phoenician history. And you can’t go through that history without visiting Byblos, which is not only one of the oldest Phoenician establishments but also one the most beautiful cities in the world. At the very beginning there was Byblos. While Rome is known to be the Eternal…

My favorite pictures around the Globe!

Exactly a week ago, the world was celebrating Photo day. Where millions of pictures are uploaded every minute, World Photo Day inspired thousands of photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world. In this new Social Era, it is fascinating how an app such as Instagram…

Lebanon and the beautiful: Jeita-Faraya-Faqra-Harissa

One of the advantages of being married to a foreigner is getting to do domestic tourism together: you want to show your other half the best parts of your country, seduce him/her to fall in love with it and therefore long to come back. Most importantly you want him/her to get to know your origins, your…

Why you shouldn’t go to Venice!

We have all watched the movies, read the books, seen the pictures, heard the stories. But once you go to Venice, you need to drop all those preconceived ideas, visuals and sounds and let them dissolve into the water surrounding this miraculous, timeless, exquisite city with it’s magical maze of canals, cobbled paths and bridges all wrapped around…

Lebanon and the Beautiful: Laklouk- Tannourine-Douma- Batroun

In the eternal clash between reality and expectation, often reality proved to be intolerable. Most of us have an idealized vision in our heads of how our lives are supposed to turn out. Unfortunately, our secret expectations aren’t always aligned with reality. Except when it comes to visiting Lebanon for the first time, the “reality check” for once is surreal.    According to Antoine…

The fifties and the furious: Rounding the Cape Horn

When Erwin and I decided to choose a honeymoon destination, we opted for an adventurous one something we would still be able to suavely do in our thirties and nothing says adventure more than South America. As I have mentioned previously on my End of the world  article, we decided to book the Horn Cruise with Royal Caribbean starting in Buenos Aires/Argentina…

My favorite restaurants all over the Globe

Mastering  the art of traveling requires a lot of trial and error, practice and research: knowing where and how to book your ticket, your hotels and your tours, how to pack, how to stay flexible, and ***here comes my favorite part*** where to eat. Knowing where, what to consume and avoid is crucial for me while…