Each summer brings along new memories to be made and cherished forever. Lebanon is in a constant frenzy of beach and parties. Sure, the humidity turns our hair into a bird’s nest and taking multiple showers a day proved to be no cure for excessive sweating. However, we’re not here to gibber about the cons but rather the pros and awesome things that make summer the most awaited season.
Hitting The Pool
Swimming is the best thing in the world on a hot summer day. Spending the day at the pool, sun tanning, enjoying a cold drink or reading a magazine. Good times.
Adventure is Out There
It’s amazing how nature comes to life once summer is here. Hiking trips, camping and picnics are a definition of summer.
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream. Children and grownups alike rejoice at the mere mention of the word. And when is it a better time to OD on ice cream than when it’s 40 degrees outside.
Plums, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Grapes, Strawberries, Peaches, Mango, Pineapple, Figs, Apricots. We’re drooling already!
Iced coffee is not just for summer. People sip iced coffee in the middle of a snowstorm in Lebanon. However, it does taste way better when it’s scorching hot outside.
Yes! Nothing is more depressing than leaving work in pitch black darkness. It’s definitely much more exciting to make plans when the sun doesn’t set at 4:30 in the afternoon and you have a few hours left to enjoy it.
Shedding Those Layers
After 6 months of cold, we kind of start getting sick of having to put on 5 layers of clothes before heading out. Throwing on a t-shirt and letting the sun tickle our skin is the best feeling after a long winter. That is of course until we get over it and start wishing for winter again.
Burgers, Taouk, Lahm Meshwe, Hot Dogs and Veggies, doused down with a cold beer on a hot summer night. The smell of meats and veggies cooking over charcoal is definitely the scent of summer.
Concerts & Festivals
Open air concerts and festivals are the best. You can have it during winter as well but how annoyed would you be having to remove your gloves every time you want to take a selfie. I mean come on it just doesn’t work.
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