Discovering Bali Part II

2019 was definitely not our year and 2020 feels like a decade already. It has been a long while since we’ve visited this space but here we are, lockdowned like the rest of the world, daydreaming of places we’ve been and other destinations we would love to see.  Despite people reading less and scrolling more, we still find ourselves checking out articles and recommendations every time we are planning for a trip. 

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3 Days in Prague

Charming Prague is the perfect city for a short getaway and should be on the bucket list of any traveler. A minimum of 3 days will be enough to savor all the fascinating history of what was once the capital of the old Bohemia. Its beautiful scenery, medieval architecture, delicious food, and great beer will for sure captivate you! Continue reading “3 Days in Prague”

Yanni in Jbeil

Finally! Byblos International Festival started on Sunday. Every year I wait for the list of performers to be disclosed and I was more than thrilled when they announced that worldwide superstar Yanni was opening this year’s edition.
My night started off early by walking on the stone pavements while taking pics. Arriving early always makes parking and getting to our seats more relaxing and enjoyable. There is something about Jbeil. If you have been there, you know it. And if you haven’t, I highly recommend you do. It is the oldest inhabited city in the world. Jbeil’s beautiful old souks, little cafes and pubs combined with the warm light during sunset make it seem like a magical city.

And magic did happen once the concert started. Here is where I am speechless and anything I say will fall short on what I experienced last Sunday. It is safe to say that I never really knew what Yanni was about until now. Live performances are definitely irreplaceable experiences! It was all extremely high on emotional content. Yanni managed to completely transport the audience to somewhere else.
Besides delivering an exceptional performance, Yanni praised our food and country as most of artists do when they come and visit Lebanon. A line he said did strike my mind and heart: “You live in a piece of heaven”… I will leave you with some of the pics and the hope that this piece of heaven can withstand any test and find strength from amazing music and vibrant events like this.