Are you ready for an extraordinary adventure that transcends boundaries?
Welcome to the Love and War Tour, an eye-opening journey along the former demarcation lines of Jabal Mohsen and Beb El Tebbeneh, in Tripoli, now proudly featured on the local tourism map of Lebanon by the Ministry of Tourism. What makes this tour truly exceptional? Former fighters and adversaries, who have left behind the past of conflict and war, are now your tour hosts, eager to share their untold stories.
Where will we go?
“Love and War ”, is a unique experience in Tripoli to support the socio-economic revival of marginalized communities.
Walk through the former demarcation lines separating Beb El Tebbeneh and Jabal Mohsen. Explore historic souks, step into forgotten buildings, and stroll through iconic streets like Syria Street, Furun Street, Mhajreen Street, Sayde Street, and Sayde Church. Pass through the vibrant souks of Souk Al Tyeb and Souk al Kameh.
The hosts are no other than young women and men from these once rival neighborhoods. Some were fighters, others survivors of the constant clashes that caused immeasurable pain and countless losses over the years.
Come for the stories, the history, the fascinating landmarks and the incredible food Tripoli is known for. Support our youth in their mission to share their story with the world and witness for yourselves how love conquers all.
Also you can discover the KanYaMakan community hub at Kahwetna, where the creativity of once fighters now thrive as today’s fashion designers and artisans.
At the end, you will conclude your journey at Kahwetna, a once-war-ravaged building that has been lovingly transformed into a cultural hub. Here, the youth from both communities come together, bridging the gaps of the past. Enjoy a cup of coffee as you watch an insightful introductory movie that unravels the rich history of the region.