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For a good cause

Having always put aside a % of my stock earnings to animal welfare NGOs, this time is a bit different. I recently got an entry accepted to the assignment, if by any chance it gets to one of the top 3 positions, the prize money will go to BETA :)BETA (Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is currently going through crisis. I quote:"Our shelter, the only official refuge in the country caring for hundreds of dogs and cats is facing one of its biggest challenges to date: In 10 days, our... continue reading

Jeita Grotto for the New 7 Wonders of Nature

As an addendum to my previous blog: Can I Have Your Vote? Pretty Please?!, here's a free voting link on Facebook: New 7 Wonders of NatureIt's so close now... the results are to be announced 11-11-2011. PLEASE Vote for JEITA GROTTO. Go, go my lovely Lebanon :D continue reading

Can I Have Your Vote? Pretty Please?!

Not for the assignment... you can put your guns away admins :PMy country's candidate to the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Jeita Grotto, made it to the 28 finalists shortlist. The winners will be announced on 11/11/2011, hopefully, our Grotto will be among them...Here's the gallery they have:Jeita GalleryNeedless to say that it's a different story if you're actually there, it's a whole other world.Make it on top of your list of places to go to if you ever visit Lebanon. Unfortunately... continue reading

On Love by Gibran

Then said Almitra, "Speak to us of Love."And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said:When love beckons to you, follow him,Though his ways are hard and steep.And when his wings enfold you yield to him,...Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.And when he speaks to you believe in him,Though his voice may shatter your dreamsas the north wind lays waste the garden.For even as love crowns... continue reading

News lens & new destination - Beirut !!

Today I arrived in Beirut where I will be staying for next week or so. I have been very impressed so far with Beirut and look forward to getting out and about and taking lots of pictures. Before I left I made sure to invest in a new camera lens to ensure the best possible photographs. Lebanon has so much history to see and with my new lens I can go out and capture the historical beauty in crystal clear pictures. I am excited to see more of Lebanon and of course take more pictures with my new lens.... continue reading

More about My Country

Another DT BlogBesides, Lebanon has many other facets...Pre-historic Lebanon............................................................................... &............................................................................Historic LebanonLebanon of the Near Past.................................. & .................................. Religious LebanonDelicious Lebanon .. & ..Cedars of Lebanon continue reading

Lebanon Mountains

although situated in the Middle East this country has the most snowy mountains in the region at altitudes of 1400 meters to 3000 metershelp spread the word, Lebanon is not a desert! continue reading

Delicious Milestone

I finally reached my first milestone of 100 photos online - had my first payout a few months ago, though!Here's the lucky photo:And for my blog not to be just meaningful to me & meaningless to others, let me give you a idea about that yummy dessert:It's neither Baklavanor any other Middle Eastern dessertIt is Knefeh (Lebanon) or Konafa (classical Arabic pronunciation)... continue reading

Cedrus Libani - Symbol of My Country

That evergreen tree, also called locally The Cedar of God, was mentioned more than 70 times in the Bible. The cedar groves of Lebanon were called the dwelling of the gods in the Epic of Gilgamesh...The Cedar tree was used by many cultures in their special activities/occasions:•Egyptians: mummifications,•Sumerians: burning cedars in ceremonies,•Jews: building temples & public constructions,•Our forefathers the Phoenicians: trade ships, houses, & temples•Romans, Greek,... continue reading

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