12 Reasons you should go to Tannourine

In that same social media promotion spirit I will use, including our own, the following instagram accounts Live Love Tannourine, Nogarlicnoonions, HarbJack, Tannourine _Cedars _Night, Insta_Tannourine to show you why you should go to Tannourine.

15 things I love about the Netherlands

It has been four months since I have moved to the Netherlands and it has been such a wonderful ride. I’ve had the blog to keep me busy, Erwin to keep me warm, and technology to keep me connected to my family and friends. I have never lived outside of Lebanon for more than a month, so…

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…

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…

Lebanon back on the travel map: the Rise of the Phoenix!

A few months ago, Erwin and I were trying to look up how to make the perfect travel plan for Arjan (my brother in law) for his future trip to the Emirates and to Lebanon. As you might know by now, I was born and raised in Lebanon and lived there until just two months ago….

GIRO D’ITALIA IN NIJMEGEN

The weather was beautiful the past weekend, so Erwin and I decided to walk into Nijmegen city before having our romantic dinner date. However, all roads were closed  because of a “cycling event”. We could have come back home, stayed in, cooked some meal and watched a nice movie, but the weather was too nice to stay cocooned…