From a small group of friends to a group of tourists in a matter of a week
Inspired by her own resilience and strong character, Mira took on the responsibility of being a private tour guide in her city, Tripoli. She started off shyly in 2014 by organizing a tour of the city and was surprised with 25 attendees, most of them being expats and tourists, each wanting to discover the city’s medieval architecture and design.
Mira believes that her beloved city is archeological, historic, touristic and active, with potential qualities that can easily put it on any tourist’s list. And being a city that endured clashes, disputes, rulers, destructions, urban growth and development, its people have indeed passed through tough times that called for resilience and coexistence. The people of Tripoli currently love tourists and welcome them from their shops and balconies when Mira tours around with her own group in the city’s narrowest allies and hidden gems. Her tour is usually comprised of stops at Al Mansouri Mosque, one of the famous hammams, the soap khan, the artisans market, the coppersmiths market and the gold market.