Tuesday, February 15, 2011

O.M.G. Lebanon, Mabrouk for becoming #1

Ladies & Gentlemen, I am so honored and happy to announce to you that Lebanon has reached the TOP position (from the bottom) among all countries when it comes to Download Speed.

Let us put our hands together and unite in order to become the TOP position (from the bottom) in the Upload Speed as well, we are only one position away, only 0.01Mbps away! WE CAN DO IT!

Source: http://www.speedtest.net

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p.s. If you're not pissed off yet, read this: Hong Kong gets 1 Gbps internet for 26$/month (thanks Bilal for this link)

p.s.s. Do you realize how many companies work on an international level using the internet on a minutely basis? Can it be more obvious how this slows down our economy?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Where to go when you visit Lebanon - Site 12: Zaarour

It's been a long time since I wrote a post in the "Where to go when you visit Lebanon" series, so today I will tell you about Zaarour. Luckily my friends dragged me by the hair to actually go spend our day off doing something useful.

On the way to Zaarour - Lebanon

Zaarour - Lebanon
Zaarour, located in Mount Lebanon right after Bolonia, is a small ski resort. It has many small apartments there, and right beside them the ski slopes. It's the closest ski resort to Beirut, which takes maximum of an hour. So it's a pretty cool location indeed in case you don't want to go as far as Faraya Mzaar or even Arz.

Zaarour Ski Slopes - Lebanon - February 2011
Zaarour - Mount Lebanon - February 2010

Zaarour - Mount Lebanon - February 2010

Sadly, there weren't much snow today, the ski slopes were closed, not that we were going to ski or anything, we just went there for a picnic! Moreover, some of the photos you see above were taken last February 2010 (much more snow and a sunny day). As for today's photos, check below.

What does it look like?

Free ad for Kefraya!
Red heart made of snow, inspired by next week's Valentine's day
But the most important part is Koukh el Sabaya. It is a must visit mini authentic Lebanese restaurant. It's run by a family, the female members of it (thus the word Sabaya in its name). They serve basic traditional Lebanese food and Manakish on Saj. In summer, they open their outdoor section as well. It's on the left on the way up to Zaarour Resort, just 5 minutes before.

Koukh El Sabaya - Outdoor section

Koukh el Sabaya - Outdoor section - February 2010

Koukh el Sabaya - Outdoor section - February 2010

Koukh el Sabaya - Zaarour

Boiling some tea on the "Soubia"

Best Labneh! Worth a million dollars!

Koukh el Sabaya - Zaarour
Hope you enjoyed today's trip.