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A day in the Bekaa Valley رحلة إلى سهل البقاع Posted by on May 27, 2019

Marhaba readers! Yesterday I spent the day in the Bekaa Valley( سهل البقاع), the largest valley in Lebanon.   The first stop was in Zahle(زحله) the largest town and administrative capital of the Bekaa Governorate. In Zahle, we visited the biggest wine producers in Lebanon : Les Caves de Ksara (French). Les Caves de Ksara…

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Ramadan Vocabulary Posted by on May 21, 2019

Marhaba! Ramadan is the Holy month in which the Muslims fast, pray and reflect. Here are some of the words and expressions related to this month : Ramadan : رمضان Ramadan Kareem : رمضان كريم . It’s what is said to celebrate this holiday. The Holy Month :  Al Shahr Al Fadeel.  AR : الشهر…

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Hiking in Ammiq Valley نزهة في وادي عميق Posted by on May 12, 2019

Marhaba readers! Yesterday, I went hiking in an area called Wadi Ammiq (وادي عميق) or The Ammiq Wetland. it  is the largest remaining freshwater wetland in Lebanon. It’s located in the West Bekaa Valley, Lebanon’s largest agricultural valleys. It was a five hour hike from the top of the mountain and through the wetlands. It…

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The Arabic Alphabet الأبجدية العربية Posted by on May 1, 2019

The Arabic language is one of the hardest languages to master in the world for a number of reasons, one of which is the fact that it has its own alphabet.   The Arabic alphabet is not like any other alphabet, for starters, it’s written from right to left. Moreover, it is almost impossible to…

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Game of Thrones Season 8 صراع العروش الموسم ٨ Posted by on Apr 16, 2019

It is undeniable that the TV series Game of Thrones has become a worldwide sensation. After premiering in 2011, the show’s popularity kept increasing through the years. On Sunday, the final installment of the 8 season saga aired at 8 PM in the US. As for us, the people who live on the other side…

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A Walk Through the Mountain Posted by on Mar 26, 2019

Last Sunday, I went on a hiking trip in one of the most breathtaking reserves in Lebanon : the “Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve “, A five hour hike from the village of Mchati to the village of Qehmez. Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve (JMBR) is located in Kesrouan District, Lebanon, on the  western slopes of Mount…

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Lebanese Tabboule Recipe وصفة التبولة اللبنانية Posted by on Feb 28, 2019

Food is one of the most important pillars of our culture. Everything in our life revolves around food and hospitality. Tabboule has been our most celebrated dish since forever! It’s a super fresh, green salad with a lemony twist and crushed wheat. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals and is very healthy! I would suggest…

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