I was born in war-torn Beirut in 1983; missiles attacked the hospital as mum gave birth to me. Afterwards, I lived intermittently between our underground shelter, our Beirut apartment, and several village homes. The village life was my first experience of being immersed in nature, and it was an idyllic respite from chaos. I spent my summers chasing up and down mountains and valleys, building forts and stumbling back home in the evenings with cuts, bruises, and a variety of wildlife.
Months short of my sixth birthday, we escaped Beirut by boat to Cyprus and then flew out to Sydney. From 1989 onwards, I travelled between Australia and Lebanon, living in and visiting both countries.
Along came my inspiring summer adventure of 2008 in Lebanon. I discovered gorgeous natural locations and met knowledgeable people in the tourism industry, from all sectors, learning about Lebanon’s natural environments and complex history. I felt an unmatched freedom and love of nature, which I desired to share with everyone.
For the following 10 years, I volunteered to take people on tours or organise their holidays in several countries, especially in Lebanon, for the pure pleasure of sharing my knowledge and experiences with others. Today, due to popular demand, I decided to offer my skilful services officially to all!
When Lebanon’s waste crisis began in 2015, it made me even more determined to do my part for the environment. I now live a sustainable lifestyle, which is constantly improving. Many of us love to do our part to ensure that Earth keeps on thriving. However, we also want to travel and explore Earth’s generosity. This is why I take on the role of your eco-conscience, while you enjoy your holiday. I strive to balance the carbon emissions of every holiday you book with me!
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