I’ve always dreamed of having a motorcycle. I started small and bought a Vespa some years ago in Germany – but it was stolen before I even started using it! Last weekend, I was so delighted to see a huge group of bikers on the highway, one of them was even a lady. However, most women were sitting on the back seats, 100% in style of course, like a pretty lady with a superb golden helmet. Here it is, plus pictures of some other things that brought me joy recently.
Here she is, the very cool & stylish lady with the dream helmet!
Have I told you how much I love fish? I really do! Don’t they look yummy?!
A beautiful poem about French Fries at the new Casper & Gamibini’s near AUB
The beautiful Emir Assaf Mosque, one of many nice Mosques downtown Beirut
Gruen, what a simple, minimalistic name, a German word by the way, meaning Green. A very chic and very modern restaurant in the heart of Hamra, next to AUB and Gefinor buildings (here). I’ve been there three times so far, once around Easter, when I bought cute sweets from their “Cacao & Co” corner (my post about C&C here). But what I loooved last time were these beauuutiful flowers! I forgot their name – do you know it? Then please tell me. I had a nice and almost poetic afternoon break on that day, with a very pleasant and interesting woman. Vivent les belles fleurs, vivent les femmes, et vivent les sweets!
I loooooove Istanbul! One of the most beautiful cities in the world. Unbeatable. It has a very special charm, a unique atmosphere, with the Bosphorus, the pigeons, the old city, the souks, the mosques, the cafés and – the food! Ouuuf the food. You’ve seen plenty of photos of Istanbul, I’m sure, but here are phtotos of the little things that make me come back so often! The Döner is missing, by the way. It’s a Turkish meat sandwich, like shawarma, that you can find in Turkey, Germany and now Lebanon too (in Hamra). But where does it taste best? In Berlin, for sure!
Cute eggs that remind me of my grandmother’s “inn” (=chicken house)
Delicious “3assal” that reminds me of my uncle’s beeyard, really, not kidding!
The delicious Turkish (pita?) bread. Similar to Lebanese “khebez”, no?
Watching this elegant pigeon while having breakfast
Roasted chestnuts, a hand full of calories – and warm happiness!
Turkish coffee. Or Lebanese? Just thinking, these photos could have been in Lebanon!
I have been unfair to this cafe/restaurant (here); I’ve never mentioned it, although I spent several nice mornings there, like two weeks ago on a very rainy morning. The place is unpretentious and relaxed, like the people who visit it. Beside the food and the nice place, I looove the paintings on the walls. One of them shows a young lady sitting in a cafe on a rainy morning, looking outside, with an espresso cup in her hand – and another one on the table, although she’s alone. Is she drinking two espressos? Is she waiting for somebody? A very melancholic and romantic scene, I totally identify with it. Curious? Watch out for it when you’re there.