21 février 2008
It is a beautiful Sunday and we decide to head to Jabal en Knisse. Just close to Laqlouq. We are a group of 10. We all start the snowshoe trek under a beautiful sunshine. The views over the frozen lake are spectacular. We try a local speciality: ba'asama. One just need to mix it with snow! This is Laqlouq.
18 février 2008
I know one doesn't need excuses to party in Lebanon. But we had quite a good one this time: Rita just turned 30. Needless to say lovely cakes appeared once again... everybody cheering up Jeremie and Imad like Marx brothers
31 janvier 2008
Smiling... ...drinking... ...dancing... ...some funny moves... Obviously something is being celebrated here...
23 janvier 2008
Beirut is full of surprises... This is just a shoe-shine, shoe-repair kind of place, that one can encounter anywhere in the Middle East. An old fashion shop, where time seems to have stopped and that nobody seem to care about when walking pass through it. Nothing to write home about you may think. Bear with us then; we like this kind of place... Downtown Beirut has lost all its Middle East features. The districts around the city centres are all about skyrises, expensive hotels, fancy restaurants, top end shops and trendy... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2008
Beirut is not only about modern buildings. One can also find great treasures. Any idea what this is about?
15 janvier 2008
It becomes a tradition. Our Christmas was celebrated at Mireille, my very-short-of-a-chef cousin! The kids of course were very anxious for 'HIS' arrival... Everything in the house was tastefully decorated, the walls, the tree, the ceiling (with golden balloons), and of course the table. Despite the numerous delicious dishes (5 cold entrees, all kinds of cheese and charcuterie, 2 hot entrees, 4 main dishes and 5 desserts), at no time during the eve did we stop eating. Mireille had prepared a surprise, the very Lebanese trademark of... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2008
Ready for the race. Rita gets the final instructions. After a 2 laps warm up, the race starts. The photo is self explanatory of who is ahead.... Some seem quite serious.... whereas others are more relaxed! With our friend Imad. (photos taken by Lutecia)
09 janvier 2008
Getting ready. Final instructions. The race can start...
03 janvier 2008
This is a cake. Visitors to Lebanon should know that a cake is an essential item for any social event in Lebanon. No party, celebration, dinner, family lunch, religious celebration, you name it, can take place without a cake. A cake-free party is almost unheard of in this part of the world... Hey, here we are back in Lebanon. Back to our favourite country. Back to close friends and family. And back to lovely cakes...
13 janvier 2007
Time to leave. Back to Africa. But still with Beirut in mind!