Mechwar to Rass Baalbeck: A Breathtaking Video and 400 Photos to Enjoy

Mechwar Videos | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 14, 2019

Mechwar Videos

Mechwar to Rass Baalbeck: A Breathtaking Video and 400 Photos to Enjoy

Ras Baalbek (Arabic: رأس بعلبك‎) is a village in the northern Beqaa Valley in Lebanon. Notable features include the monastery of "Our Lady of Ras Baalbek" (Deir Saidat ar-Ras) and two Byzantine…

July 14, 2019 | Travel | Baalbeck

Casino Mhanna: Preserving Lebanese Culinary Traditions in Zahle, Berdawni

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 01, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Casino Mhanna: Preserving Lebanese Culinary Traditions in Zahle, Berdawni

When you want to indulge in premium Lebanese food, there are a few good restaurants that come to mind. Mhanna is one of them. Preserving local traditions that transcend from one generation to…

July 01, 2019 | Recommended | Zahle

With the Scouts in Ras Baalbeck

News | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

April 13, 2019

News

With the Scouts in Ras Baalbeck

مشاركة جمعية كشافة الجراح فوج شبيبة رأس بعلبك بزرع ٥٠ شجرة ارز على جبل الصليب تقدمة السيد انطوني رحيّل صاحب صفحة “No garlic No Onions” الذي زار بلدتنا اليوم و قام بجولة كبيرة و رائعة على…

April 13, 2019 | Baalbeck

Restaurant Shams Anjar: A Restaurant I Recommend Serves Delicious Lebanese Food

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 14, 2019

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Restaurant Shams Anjar: A Restaurant I Recommend Serves Delicious Lebanese Food

What a place! You hear about it until you discover it by yourself! Chams is Anjar’s famous restaurant and one of the country’s biggest. With a bowling arena, 9D cinema, chocolate brand,…

March 14, 2019 | Recommended | Bekaa

Lebanon Air Force Museum, Rayak, Bekaa

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 14, 2019

News

Lebanon Air Force Museum, Rayak, Bekaa

Rayak Air Base is also home to the Lebanese Air Force Museum, as it contains all of the old aircraft and the majority of grounded aircraft. The museum is not open to the public, however, and…

January 14, 2019 | Travel | Bekaa

Rayak Train Station: A Local Heritage Everyone Should See

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 13, 2019

News

Rayak Train Station: A Local Heritage Everyone Should See

The city of Rayak is found in the middle of the Bekaa Valley, between two of the major touristic cities of Lebanon, Zahle, and Baalbek. This city was once well known for its military airport,…

January 13, 2019 | Travel | Bekaa

Chasseurs de Saveurs: The French Croissant of Zahle

Recommended | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

January 13, 2019

Recommended

Chasseurs de Saveurs: The French Croissant of Zahle

(L'Orient Le Jour) La famille Tannouri a déménagé en France, à Lyon exactement, quand Clément était enfant. Marc est né treize ans plus tard au…

January 13, 2019 | Tasty Discoveries | Zahle

Rayak Boutique Winery: Every Bottle is Made with Love

Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

December 25, 2018

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Rayak Boutique Winery: Every Bottle is Made with Love

Wine-making has been a passion of the Maalouf family for hundreds of years. In 1914 the family escaped the World War One famine in Mount Lebanon and took refuge in the city of Rayak, in the…

December 25, 2018 | Tasty Discoveries | Bekaa

Clement: Passionately Handmade Artisanal Bread from Zahle

Bread & Bakeries | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

November 29, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

Clement: Passionately Handmade Artisanal Bread from Zahle

“Clément” is about gourmet food that represents the values of know-how, excellence, and French art-de-vivre. When Clement and Marc Tannouri gather around their common…

November 29, 2018 | Zahle

Chateau Ksara Launches First Merwah Varietal

Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 22, 2018

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Chateau Ksara Launches First Merwah Varietal

Pioneering Bekaa Valley winery digs into Lebanon’s winemaking heritage to produce a historic and rare white wine. Bekaa Valley: Chateau Ksara, Lebanon’s leading winery, has launched the…

July 22, 2018 | News | Bekaa

Domaine de Taanayel: A Piece of Heaven in the Bekaa

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 17, 2018

Mechwar Videos

Domaine de Taanayel: A Piece of Heaven in the Bekaa

In 2009 the Domaine de Taanayel and arcenciel signed a long-term partnership deal of which the mission is to enhance the environment for social work services. The objective is to make the…

June 17, 2018 | Popular | Bekaa

Souk el Akel at The Antonine University Ablah, Bekaa

Events | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 03, 2018

Events

Souk el Akel at The Antonine University Ablah, Bekaa

Joseph Attieh, Arnabeat and a handful of delicious street food ideas, Souk el Akel in partnership with Universite Antonine ended in style. Celebrating the University Spring Festival,…

June 03, 2018 | Souk el Akel | Bekaa

Antonine University Spring Festival 2018: Souk el Akel, Zahle!

Events | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

May 16, 2018

Events

Antonine University Spring Festival 2018: Souk el Akel, Zahle!

Zahle here we come... two days of endless fun, entertainment, great food ideas and the Universite Antonine Job Fair.

May 16, 2018 | Souk el Akel | Zahle

Ecolodge Taanayel: Plan Your Weekend Getaway in the Bekaa

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 13, 2018

News

Ecolodge Taanayel: Plan Your Weekend Getaway in the Bekaa

En 2006 arcenciel construit un Ecolodge à Taanayel (Békaa) pour promouvoir l’éco-tourisme dans la région. L’architecture de l’Ecolodge s’inspire…

May 13, 2018 | Bekaa

La Maison du Croissant, Zahle: French Croisants with Lebanese Influences!

Bread & Bakeries | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

April 27, 2018

Bread & Bakeries

La Maison du Croissant, Zahle: French Croisants with Lebanese Influences!

Located on Zahle’s famous boulevard, La Maison Du Croissant prepares a wide selection of flaky French rolls prepared a la minute in the back kitchen. Chocolate, chocolate extra, chocolate and…

April 27, 2018 | Breakfast & Coffee | Zahle

Karm el Joz: A Relaxing Green Space

Spotted Stories | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 24, 2018

Spotted Stories

Karm el Joz: A Relaxing Green Space

Karm elJoz is a space for celebrations. Located in Taanayel, at the entrance of the Bekaa, it is one of the largest walnut orchards in the country. It is trees and green for as far as the eye can…

April 24, 2018 | Bekaa

Chateau Kefraya: An Escape in West Bekaa

International Cuisine | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 12, 2017

International Cuisine

Chateau Kefraya: An Escape in West Bekaa

The West Bekaa region has a rich cultural heritage and history. On your way from the Shouf region to Kefraya, don’t miss Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve and the 19th century Beit-Eddine Palace,…

November 12, 2017 | Restaurants | Bekaa

Al Rayess: Tasty Sandwiches in the Heart of Chtaura (Restaurant Closed)

Restaurant Closed | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 12, 2017

Restaurant Closed

Al Rayess: Tasty Sandwiches in the Heart of Chtaura (Restaurant Closed)

Last year while walking around Hamra, I discovered a funky place called Rayess. A red and yellow kiosk occupying the entrance of this historical street, Al Rayess from Chtaura is in fact an authentic…

November 12, 2017 | Sandwiches | Bekaa

Cascada: A New Giant Mall Opens in the Bekaa

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

November 11, 2017

News

Cascada: A New Giant Mall Opens in the Bekaa

Cascada Mall is situated on a 220,000 sqm piece of land in the heart of the Bekaa valley featuring several synergistic hubs like the shopping center, Arcadia Wedding Venue, Medical center,…

November 11, 2017 | Bekaa

Kaak B Semsom: Creative Kaak in Zahle

Recommended | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

November 11, 2017

Recommended

Kaak B Semsom: Creative Kaak in Zahle

When the Kaaka is passionately baked in-house, when this authentic creation is taken to another level, when the owner puts all his enthusiasm in to the business, you’ll get “Kaak b…

November 11, 2017 | Restaurants | Zahle

Babas a L’Arak: Love, Passion and Patriotism in a Jar

Desserts & Sweets | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

November 06, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

Babas a L’Arak: Love, Passion and Patriotism in a Jar

I wish sometimes you could watch me scream when I eat a mouth-watering creation... This isn’t a normal Baba au rhum, this is happiness in a jar. From the same creator of Lebanon’s…

November 06, 2017 | Recommended | Zahle

Mechwar to Chmestar, Baalbeck

Mechwar Videos | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

September 19, 2017

Mechwar Videos

Mechwar to Chmestar, Baalbeck

Shmustar, also spelled Shmistar or Chmistar (Arabic: شمسطار‎‎) is a Lebanese town located in Baalbek-Hermel…

September 19, 2017 | Travel | Baalbeck

Al Haush: A Piece of Heaven in the Heart of the Bekaa

Hotels | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 15, 2017

Hotels

Al Haush: A Piece of Heaven in the Heart of the Bekaa

We planned to spend the weekend in the heart of the Bekaa... A piece of heaven on earth, Al Haush is a place rich with history... It feels like a museum filled with amazing traditional things... I…

June 15, 2017 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bekaa

Raymond: Traditional and Delicious Lebanese Food in Rayak

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 12, 2017

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Raymond: Traditional and Delicious Lebanese Food in Rayak

In Rayak, Baalbeck, right next to the Air Force base, you'll find Raymond, a restaurant that has been open for sixty years now. People come from all over the country to experience Raymond's cuisine,…

June 12, 2017 | Restaurants | Bekaa

Souk el Akel: For the First Time in the Bekaa; Celebrating Zahle

Events | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

May 12, 2017

Events

Souk el Akel: For the First Time in the Bekaa; Celebrating Zahle

Zahle here we come... two days of endless fun, entertainment, great food ideas and the Universite Antonine Job Fair.

May 12, 2017 | News | Zahle

Kaak b Semsom: A New Favorite Kaak Spot in Zahle

Bread & Bakeries | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

April 24, 2017

Bread & Bakeries

Kaak b Semsom: A New Favorite Kaak Spot in Zahle

Spending the day in Zahlé, a rich breakfast was needed so I thought why not enjoy a traditional kaak at "Kaak b Semsom". Open for the last eight months, this clean place sells kaak the "Abou…

April 24, 2017 | Breakfast & Coffee | Zahle

Rashaya: The Famous Fortress, The Longest Souk...

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 12, 2017

Mechwar Videos

Rashaya: The Famous Fortress, The Longest Souk...

Rashaya, also known as Rashaya al-Wadi or Rachaya el-Wadi(and variations) is a town in Lebanon, situated in the Rashaya District and south of the Beqaa…

February 12, 2017 | Bekaa

Zahle: The Bride of the Bekaa

Mechwar Videos | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

February 06, 2017

Mechwar Videos

Zahle: The Bride of the Bekaa

A red-roofed town set among the eastern foothills of Mount Sannine, Zahlé enjoys a prime location in the Beqaa valley. Snowcapped mountains tower above it in winter, while in summer its…

February 06, 2017 | Zahle

This Sunday... We're Going to Baalbeck!

News | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

September 22, 2016

News

This Sunday... We're Going to Baalbeck!

Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of special tours around the country. Baalbeck is where we’re going this Sunday…

September 22, 2016 | Popular | Baalbeck

Casino Nmeir, Berdawni Zahle

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

August 28, 2016

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Casino Nmeir, Berdawni Zahle

Opened since 1918, Casino Nmeir is one of the valley's most famous Lebanese restaurants. Come here for the sound of chirping birds, the musical tunes of running river water, Fayrouz singing in the…

August 28, 2016 | Restaurants | Zahle

Lebanon Foodie's Trail: Baalbeck!

Events | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

August 02, 2016

Events

Lebanon Foodie's Trail: Baalbeck!

Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of special tours around the country. Unlike anything on the market these tours allow…

August 02, 2016 | Popular | Baalbeck

The Foodie's Trail Goes to Baalbeck: Book Your Next Tour!

News | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 20, 2016

News

The Foodie's Trail Goes to Baalbeck: Book Your Next Tour!

Driven by our love of Lebanon and her hidden corners, and inspired by NGNO, The Foodie’s Trail is a range of special tours around the country. Unlike anything on the market these tours allow…

July 20, 2016 | Popular | Baalbeck

Maison Du Croissant: Baked a la Minute for Your Pleasure

Breakfast & Coffee | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 11, 2016

Breakfast & Coffee

Maison Du Croissant: Baked a la Minute for Your Pleasure

Open on Zahle's boulevard, Maison du Croissant is where you should go to and enjoy the French croissant with a Lebanese touch experience. Nothing is left on display. Order and wait to be served…

July 11, 2016 | Tasty Discoveries | Bekaa

The Box of Arsal: The Video!

News | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

June 19, 2016

News

The Box of Arsal: The Video!

This Box is special because it has been entirely produced and packed in Arsal. Nestled on the foothills of the North Eastern Lebanese mountain range, Arsal is one of the largest…

June 19, 2016 | The Box | Bekaa

My Heart Goes to Baalbek...

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 11, 2016

Mechwar Videos

My Heart Goes to Baalbek...

I've been here two times already shooting some of the best Mechwar episodes we've done to date, happiness couldn't leave my body, a smile I couldn't even control... I enjoy Baalbeck so much that we…

May 11, 2016 | Travel | Bekaa

Ersal: A Lebanese Village! Have a Look Inside...

Mechwar Videos | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

May 09, 2016

Mechwar Videos

Ersal: A Lebanese Village! Have a Look Inside...

'This is a view from inside Ersal" Arsal (also spelled Aarsal, Ersal or 'Irsal; Arabic: عرسال‎), is a town and municipality situated east of Labweh, 124 kilometres north east of Beirut, in the…

May 09, 2016 | Bekaa

Al Jawhari Sweets Baalbeck: Nammoura bel Kashta

Desserts & Sweets | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

March 13, 2016

Desserts & Sweets

Al Jawhari Sweets Baalbeck: Nammoura bel Kashta

Up in Baalbeck is a shop famous for their sweets, some specialities nobody else does in Lebanon. Nammoura bel Kashta, ghraybeh bel Kashta, warbet bel Kashta are unique of Baalbeck. Open in 1960,…

March 13, 2016 | Recommended | Baalbeck

A Weekend at Maaser el Chouf with Arc en Ciel

Events | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

November 18, 2015

Events

A Weekend at Maaser el Chouf with Arc en Ciel

28-29th of November 2015   Auberge Maaser El Chouf welcomes you for a chilly weekend in a cozy atmosphere on Saturday the 28th of November.   On the menu: a “mulled wine”…

November 18, 2015 | News | Baalbeck

Mechwar Baalbeck: A Day I'll Remember for a Long Time

Mechwar Videos | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

July 02, 2015

Mechwar Videos

Mechwar Baalbeck: A Day I'll Remember for a Long Time

One can't mention Lebanon without  thinking of Baalbeck, the great temple. The Roman temple of Baalbeck is considered one of the world's biggest, if not the biggest, and is famous to everyone…

July 02, 2015 | Travel | Baalbeck

Al Ajami: A Historical Restaurant Oozing History up in Baalbek (Restaurant Closed)

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 18, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al Ajami: A Historical Restaurant Oozing History up in Baalbek (Restaurant Closed)

Old, authentic and full of life, the walls tell stories of the past, this restaurant that opened in 1924, managed by two brothers, Ahmad and Behzad, is a reference up in Baalbek. My parents…

April 18, 2015 | Popular | Bekaa

Mountain House: High Standards and Beautiful Decor up in Baalbeck

Breakfast & Coffee | Baalbeck Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

April 17, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Mountain House: High Standards and Beautiful Decor up in Baalbeck

Stunning, this place is really amazing. I came to Baalbeck expecting to see a village in distress, exactly like you see on the news... Stunning is the word, the kind of place I rarely visit, a…

April 17, 2015 | Recommended | Baalbeck

Zahle, Lebanon is Proudly an Unesco City of Gastronomy

News | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

February 16, 2015

News

Zahle, Lebanon is Proudly an Unesco City of Gastronomy

This morning, Raymond Hanna, a NoGarlicNoOnions reader and supporter sent me a story that put a smile on my face. Yes, out of only 5 cities around the world, Zahle, our local Lebanese Zahle is part…

February 16, 2015 | Zahle

Al Tanbakji: Plunge into the Lebanese Culinary Heritage

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

February 12, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Al Tanbakji: Plunge into the Lebanese Culinary Heritage

Our discovery tour around Zahle ended at Al Tanbakji, this famous restaurant facing the Ksara winery. Al Tanbakji is a revival of our traditions within a restaurant. Enter a reconstructed Lebanese…

February 12, 2015 | Restaurants | Bekaa

Visiting Zahle: A Delicious Journey Around the Bekaa Capital

Mechwar Videos | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

January 05, 2015

Mechwar Videos

Visiting Zahle: A Delicious Journey Around the Bekaa Capital

Zahle is one of Lebanon’s gems. Although a long drive away from Beirut city, Zahle is not at all far, especially if you’re looking for something delicious to eat… Zahle has so much…

January 05, 2015 | Travel | Zahle

Tasty Discovery: Homemade Kaak bi Halib from Kherbet Anafar

Tasty Discoveries | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 04, 2015

Tasty Discoveries

Tasty Discovery: Homemade Kaak bi Halib from Kherbet Anafar

One of my absolutely favorite bites is Kaak bi Halib or what are also known as soft milk buns or milk cakes. I love them and my preferred to date has been the ones sold at Salon des Familles in…

January 04, 2015 | Bekaa

Zahle: The Famous Tabliyet Chicken Tawouk

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

January 03, 2015

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Zahle: The Famous Tabliyet Chicken Tawouk

If you’re from Zahle or know someone living in Zahle, they will tell you about Massaad, the famous sandwich restaurant in Zahle. “Tabliyet Massaad!” It’s what the locals tell…

January 03, 2015 | Restaurants | Zahle

Fouad Massaad: The Authentic Breakfast of Zahle

Breakfast & Coffee | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

January 03, 2015

Breakfast & Coffee

Fouad Massaad: The Authentic Breakfast of Zahle

In Zahle, when you say Foul and Hummos for breakfast, Georges Massaad is the only place to visit. Georges Massaad is located on the main Zahle highway, few meters after the Saraya. Pass the Saraya…

January 03, 2015 | Restaurants | Zahle

"Salon des Familles" Extravagant Milk Cookies are Made in Zahle

Tasty Discoveries | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

January 03, 2015

Tasty Discoveries

"Salon des Familles" Extravagant Milk Cookies are Made in Zahle

When I think Zahle, the first thing that comes to mind is “Kaak bi 7alib”… I love those cookies so much that I always ask my friends to get me some whenever they’re going up…

January 03, 2015 | Bekaa

Chez Charles: The European Flavors of Zahle

French | Zahle Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Bekaa

January 03, 2015

French

Chez Charles: The European Flavors of Zahle

Chez Charles, one of Zahle popular restaurant is truly something special. Back in 1975, Henry Saydé was the first to introduce the Bekaa to a sophisticated French and European…

January 03, 2015 | Restaurants | Zahle

Tawlet Ammik: A Unique Experience from Start to End

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

September 19, 2014

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Tawlet Ammik: A Unique Experience from Start to End

We tend to take some things in life for granted. We always want to get away, travel far to somewhere surrounded by nature, to escape and enjoy some peace and quiet. Although it may sound like a…

September 19, 2014 | Recommended | Bekaa

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