The Present Perfect

I was walking down Abdel Aziz with my friend Samantha on the way home from the new Younes and noticed there was an art opening at a gallery. We popped in...

Earlier this week Mustapha (@Beirutspring)  posted an article on Twitter from the New York Times about how Starbucks has recently raised its price of a tall coffee to $1.85 in NYC...

Today was a fantastic Sunday in Beirut. My day started bright and early (6:45am) with a 9.5 mile run. The weather was spectacular and at the end of my run I...

But before I tell you about that, let me take a step back and tell you about Thanksgiving first. (I’m a little behind in the blogging department.) Unlike last year, I...

Apparently for the last few weeks Beirut has been experiencing more power outages than usual. Normally we have 3 hours per day where the electricity goes out in various sections of...

If you take “services” (shared taxis) in Beirut then you are used to rejection. Any time you want to go somewhere in a service you have to give your destination to...

Last night I was in a cab downtown on my way back to Hamra and I saw a group of people on Segways drive (ride?) by. That was that first time...

Tonight I saw a commercial on CNN from the Zurich Tourism Board targeting expats living in the Middle East. As I was listening to it I just kept thinking wow, are...

In honor of my return to Beirut, I thought I’d do a little post to show all the ways one should not park a car. I thought it would take me...

I’m in NYC for two months for the summer holidays. I’ve only been here a day and a half now but it feels like Utopia. Really. The first things that struck...