Situated in the Chouf district, Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve covers an area of 550 square kilometers. It hosts 200 species of birds, 32 species of wild mammals, and 500 species of plants. Among the tree species are brant’s oak, Cyprus oak, cakabrian pine, kermes oak, stone pine, Syrian juniper and Greek juniper.
This is an old photo of me chilling at the old Laranaka Marina. It was taken way back in 1997. I had just parked my bike, and getting ready to go class at college, when a dear friend named Bobby Naderi snapped this picture.
The Historical Reggata event that occurs on the Grand Canal of Venice honors the Queen of Cyprus who came to Venice marking the Serenissima rule over the islands of the Mediterranean and has been taking place every year since the early 12th century.