Episode 50 – Lebanon’s defunct train system

Rail transport began in Lebanon in the 1890s while it was part of the Ottoman Empire. Over time, rail lines were built along the entire length of the Lebanese coastline. Additional tracks ran east across the country connecting Beirut and the Syrian capital Damascus. The rail system operated for close to a hundred years but … Continue reading Episode 50 – Lebanon’s defunct train system

Episode 17 – Faraya and nearby attractions

Faraya

Faraya is a famous Lebanese village and winter sport destination located high in the mountains. Its snowy winters and mild summers make it a popular destination year-round. Faraya and neighboring villages such as Kfardebiane offer visitors great dinning, skiing, and hiking opportunities. In this episode, Leen tells us about the village and its surroundings. She … Continue reading Episode 17 – Faraya and nearby attractions

Episode 5 – Three popular music festivals

Music festival

Lebanon hosts several major music festivals each year in different cities and parts of the country. Three of the most popular festivals are the Byblos International Festival, Baalbek International Festival, and Beiteddine Festival. Many of the most famous singers and bands in the world have performed at these festivals. Each festival takes place in impressive … Continue reading Episode 5 – Three popular music festivals