5 Ways to Immerse Yourself in Local Culture

Posted in Cafe| Culture| language| lost

Have you ever traveled to a foreign city spent a few hurried days, got back on a plane and headed home only to feel like you never really experienced the city at all? I sure have.Usually its when I travel on a business trip. I spend more time in sterile offices, eating box lunches and looking… Read More

Lebanese Moghrabieh

Posted in Cooking| Food| Lebanon

In my humble (yet correct) opinion, Lebanese food is some of the most delicious in the world.  Whether your vegetarian, pescetarian, or hard core meat eater, there’s something fresh and delicious to fit your palate.  You can pick up a simple kebab sandwich at a street stand or sit down to a 3 course meal that… Read More

Great Places for Doing Nothing in Beirut

Posted in Beirut| Cafe| Lebanon

Beirut in the summer is hot…and humid. The kind of weather that makes you want to stay put and not move around too much.  Having nearly two months in Beirut gave me time to take it easy and avoid a lot of unnecessary rushing around. Here are a few of my favorite places to let the… Read More

A Crash Course in Armenian Food!

Posted in Armenia| Beirut| Food| Lebanon

People travel around the world for many reasons. To find themselves, to lose themselves, to find someone, to find something, to make a difference. All valid reasons (and all reasons I’ve adopted at one point or another).  For me, one reoccurring theme is to take myself out of my comfort zone and to try new things… Read More