Today in places we wish we were right now: this TEDxSKE Salon in the old souk of Jbeil in Byblos, Lebanon.

Sure, we all love watching TED Talks on our laptops next to mugs of hot chocolate, but it’s hard to beat discussing ideas worth spreading in the walled gardens of one of Phoenicia’s oldest cities.

Above, a few of our favorite snapshots from the October event, which combined a few of our favorite things: food, music, and TED.