The Guardian has a great series called Insider's Cultural Guides, in their must-read Cities sections that aims to give a flavor of various cities around the world by trying to get people from those places to express the zeitgeist through various ephemera (Vine accounts, sounds, street art & style, and so on). I was lucky enough to be asked to put together the Beirut guide.
You can read it here. Hope you enjoy it.
"A beautiful, rowdy, intoxicated mess – Instagram stories of Syrian refugees, Arabic rap and Armenian food – Nasri Atallah shows us there’s more to the capital of Lebanon than its glamorous clubs, or its troubled politics"