Discover Marrakech

Last November I was lucky to have the opportunity to visit Marrakech. I’ve always been curious about the so-called “Red City” and believed it would be a different experience and I was right! Yes, it is crowded and chaotic yet authentic and unique. It can be overwhelming and intense but exotic and beautiful. Continue reading “Discover Marrakech”

Magical Cappadocia

Cappadocia had been on my bucket list for so long that you can only imagine my excitement when I was finally able to tick it off last summer. It was a magical trip filled with spectacular experiences I’ll cherish forever. Once you set foot in Cappadocia, you will feel you’ve just entered a fiction movie set thanks to its lunar-like- landscape and rocky wonderland. The sunrise with the sky full of hot air balloons is a dream and it will for sure take your breath away. So be ready for an unforgettable journey! Continue reading “Magical Cappadocia”

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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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.