Droub El Khenchara

Although the term “ecotourism” was launched in the 1980s, the concept was applied by villages in Lebanon before that. Like the village of Khenchara Al-Jwar, which used to welcome in the nineteenth century visitors seeking recovery in its mountainous climate and its fresh water renowned for its healing effect. Ecotourism began developing in the village […]

Haush el Bekaa

Al Haush was my latest “guesthouse” discovery in the region of Bekaa. Going back to the origin of the name, here’s what I learnt during my stay: A “haush” is a small village made of mud houses inhabited by people who work in agricultural lands during spring and summer. The Haushs belong to the land’s […]

Mtein: A Proud Village.

How can you not be proud when your village faithfully depicts the heritage and culture of your own country, so well preserved after hundreds of years? I can assure you that, when visiting Mtein, one of Mount Lebanon’s prettiest and oldest villages, you will feel it all: the historic past, the rich culture, thearchitectural heritage, […]