Trip to Tripoli

1-tripoli-tweetup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-meeting-for-real

 

 

 

 

 

3-twitter-comparison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-al-hallab-breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-tripoli-vs-beirut

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-boat-trip

 

 

 

 

 

7-fisherman-children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-khan-al-saboun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-visit-tripoli

 

 

 

The Tripoli tweetup was a great chance for me to meet lovely people in a beautiful area of Lebanon that I was not familiar with. I loved Tripoli for its authenticity, its vernacular streets, smells, colors, political posters – not to mention the amazing hospitality of the ‘traboulsiyyeh’. Oh it’s great to be a tourist in your own country, and in Leb, you can never get enough! I recommend all of you who haven’t been there to visit it and enjoy its beauties. 

Who was at the #tripolitweetup? @funkyozzi, @azzi, @dashkoun, @sunkentreasure6, @sdarine, @beirutspring, @larazankoul, @ghassanb, @danyawad

Last but not least, I met someone in the tweetup who will probably never know what twitter is.

rabih

I had a lovely little talk with 14 year old Rabih, who was working on the boat, just like an adult! Made me wonder about child labour in Leb. I don’t have any idea about the ‘numbers’. But this boy’s eyes were so full of a weird mix of innocence and harshness. He went to school for 2 years only, but then spends his life working just like an adult. It’s too sad to see how basic education can be neglected due to poverty.

Anyway enough for now, I should get back to work (I am super-overloaded in the coming days!)  Wish you all a great week!🙂

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19 Responses to “Trip to Tripoli”

  1. Serpico Says:

    Seemed like a nice trip🙂

  2. Nayla Says:

    C tres touchant!🙂 tu devrais ta prochaine bd sur ce sujet!!
    xxoo

  3. Mustapha Says:

    Cool! I have my own cartoon😀
    indeed we had tons of fun, glad u enjoyed the trip..

  4. Moustafa Says:

    I like really like your work Maya. But what I love best is the highlighting of a subject very close to my heart, Social Injustice. Child Labour is a major problem!

    Entertaining and insightful as usual.

  5. moryarti Says:

    Must’ve been fun! glad you enjoyed it … and what a lovely (artistic) post😉

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  7. Liliane (aka @funkyozzi) Says:

    I loved how you portrayed Darine! Amazing! (Am so glad you didn’t include anything about a certain fast ride lol)

    Had fun as well

  8. Liliane (aka @funkyozzi) Says:

    Oh but Maya! Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu had your hair down😛 fada7tik

  9. Rabih (aka @rtayyem) Says:

    am happy u had a nice time …. but if u go without me next time .. then …. :@…

    and .. am happy to find my name somewhere – even if it was for a 14 year old worker🙂

  10. Darine Sabbagh Says:

    I look too cute:) I am glad to have my own cartoon, and too bad we weren’t able to continue our program and extend our trip even longer… I’ve got a photo btw of you taking to the boy… I was going to write about it too… anyways I have a lot of impressions from the trip… I will write them down soon… But I just wanted to say that I was amazed to have finally met YOU & LaraZ!

  11. mc Says:

    did you really see a turtle?

  12. Nour K Says:

    Maya! haha, awesome! hope to see you again soon!🙂

  13. Wissam Says:

    I want my own cartoon now!!!!

  14. darinerachkidy Says:

    do all female bloggerjyé have the same hairdo…loool
    The face of this boy touched my heart.
    child labor is so cruel yet so needy in remote areas, if no alternative is provided, unfortunately i must say neither the parents nor adults in charge will accept to give up on child labor.

  15. Zerolando Says:

    nice! I seem to get bored when you don’t post :S……..
    Seems you all had a great time.
    As for child labour i just have got one thing to say:
    #$@####!!!#$%#@%^^&&@!!!!
    thank you

  16. Paola Says:

    Some figures about Child Labour is Lebanon…I’ve been to Syria many times, and the child labour situation there is heartbraking
    http://www.unicef.org/lebanon/stop.htm
    Thanks Maya

  17. Angie Nader Says:

    what cute art you did of a meeting…i especially enjoyed the the story of Rabih. i have a 14 year old son…and couldnt imagine him being out of school , and responsible for his life

  18. Zouzeta Says:

    hey sweet
    Next time you should visit Khan il Saboun in Saida very nice:)

    and u know u should wonder about Child labour because it is a serious issue…
    Let us hope for a better…

  19. Luke Says:

    I noticed you drew a turtle under the boat! Did you see any?

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