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Drinks

March 5, 2013 |
961 Beer: Craft Beer from Lebanon

Sydney-siders are well versed with the craft beer revolution but half way around the world, from a country that is merely 10,450 km2 comes 961 Beer, the only microbrewery in the Arab world. Brewed in Lebanon, in Mazraat Yachouh just north-east of Beirut, 961 Beer has its origins during a dark period. The year was [...]

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Food

April 4, 2012 |
Zeitoun, Olive Oil Brunch and the Taste of Lebanon

If you drive along the scenic Lebanese coast heading south of Beirut, the Mediterranean Sea on your right will be your constant companion. Once you approach the ancient Phoenician town of Sidon, also known as Saida, head east and you’ll reach a small village called Ain El Delb. Olive grove at Ain el Delb * [...]

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Travel

July 11, 2011 |
Best Travel Articles: Time Travel with Gourmantic

Gourmantic recently celebrated its second anniversary, and with nearly 400 articles under its belt, it’s time for a little navel-gazing. The purpose is not to ascertain how much weight has been gained from delectable food and drink experiences but to review the progress and reminisce about good times in travel writing. My 7 Links is [...]

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Travel

April 24, 2011 |
Qana: Grotto, Miracle and Carvings in South Lebanon

When the car stopped near a gravel path during a visit to the south of Lebanon, little did we know what to expect. Situated 10 kilometres southeast of the city of Tyre, the village of Qana/Cana lays claim to the first miracle performed by Jesus where at a wedding in Galilee, he turned water into [...]

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Food, Travel

May 24, 2010 |
Tasting the Mediterranean

This article won 1st prize in the May Grantourismo HomeAway Writing Competition “Food & Travel”. I could be anywhere along the shores of Nice, Tangiers or Agrigento. The unmistakable blue of the Mediterranean always calls to me. Here, at Dar sur Mer, the view from the white-washed balcony of our holiday home puts me in [...]

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Travel

May 7, 2010 |
Travel Souvenirs from Around the World: Jbeil (Byblos), Lebanon

In some countries, it is customary for the locals to offer a parting gift to people who visit them. During a trip to Lebanon, we toured the archaeological sights of the coastal town of Jbeil, north of Beirut. The town is also known as Byblos and has been in existence for millennia. Today, it boasts [...]

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