ALPS Blog

July 22, 2011

Beirut Bus Map

Here’s a Beirut Bus map from zawarib – these routes are for bigger busses and vans. You could take the #2 bus from Hamra to Sassine Square in Achrafieh in about 30 to 40 minutes for 1,000 LL.  Or the #6 from Dora to Jbeil, a beach town up the […]
July 21, 2011

Taxi or Service?

One of the first things you will learn when you come to Beirut is the difference between a taxi and a service.  We hope to make that lesson easy for you by giving you a brief introduction: In most cases you will want to say “Service” (A french word rhyming […]
July 21, 2011

How do I get to ALPS?

From most places in Beirut you can take a service to Hamra.  Tell the service driver AUB and he will take you to Bliss Street.  When you see the American University of Beirut get out and ask for directions to Spinneys Supermarket.  If you are exiting Spinneys, take a right and ALPS […]
July 19, 2011

ALPS Finishes New Textbook!

We have finished the first volume of Lebneini w 2aktar.  We are excited to get it into your hands soon!  It is full of useful Arabic phrases designed to get you speaking in the language of the Levant from day one.  While focusing on the colloquial, this book does not neglect […]