(CNN) Off the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon lies a seaside town that locals call the “7-kilometer playground.”
Known for its sandy beaches, the ancient beach town Jiyeh is a rarity along the country’s long, rocky coastline.
There, you’ll find a tight-knit surfing community. While Lebanon may not be an obvious choice as a surfing destination, its popularity is growing. Its waves are modest, but the community’s passion is strong.
“People wouldn’t believe that in the Mediterranean there is a lot of surf,” Paul Abbas tells CNN. Abbas says he is Lebanon’s only surfboard shaper.
“I am from both cultures, and I relate to both cultures equally,” said Lebanese American photographer Raina Matar in an email interview. “I feel that my two worlds are now more divided than ever, even though at the core, they … read more
By Nadine Mazloum. We really don’t know much about Lebanon’s Jewish community. For many, “Lebanese Jewish” is too remote a concept. But, the truth is, Jews in Lebanon once lived side by side with the country’s Christian and Muslim populations. They even … read more
The video, of a duration of 5 minutes was released by Live Love Lebanon and the Ministry of Tourism on 4 February 2016 and immediately went viral, with over 500,000 views in the first 24 hours, as well as 18,000 … read more
This photo at the Nejmeh SC training ground depicts the fading memory of a historic moment for Lebanon, perhaps the country’s most important football event ever. In April 1975, Pele visited Lebanon as part of an international football tour and … read more
For this edition of “Access: Middle East,” CNBC’s Hadley Gamble headed to Lebanon to take a look at the culture and history of the Middle Eastern country. Source: A look inside the rich culture of Lebanon read more
The painting is based on extracts from the Song of Solomon in the Bible; “Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse …”, “Awake, O north wind; and come thou south; blow upon my garden …”. It shows the bride walking … read more
Karen Karam was raised in Lebanon, studied, married and worked in London, and then decided with her husband Ali to both return to Lebanon and work here. It was simple like that as she put it, in her words “After … read more
Best Cheap (And Free) Beaches In Lebanon? How clean and safe? Everybody loves a day well spent at the beach, and the good news is you don’t really need to break the bank to enjoy your time! Here are our … read more
In the heart of the Lebanese village of Jahlieh sits a unique museum. Housed in Ottoman-era cellars, the museum aims to preserve the village’s cultural heritage. Ghandi Bou Diab, a Lebanese artist from Jahlieh, which is located in Mount Lebanon, set up the … read more
Read about Greece but think or just switch the words to LEBANON. Except that it is a big fat lie … not only about Greece, but about other European countries such as Spain, Portugal, Italy and Ireland who are all … read more
Philip Gordon, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC, published: “Is the Middle East Falling Apart to a point of no return? Warning: All points that the US/Israel/England strategy in the Middle-East is mainly focused on … read more
The Lebanon-flora data base is a free, online collaborative database intended to document native Lebanese plant species in a user friendly, image-rich and searchable web re source. It is compiled from contributions by experts and non-experts dealing with Lebanese flora. … read more