February 12, 2017

Abo Walid

Abo Walid comes from a small city just outside of Damascus. Before he left Syria he was studying Communication and networking. He was an activist in the Syrian revolution from the beginning and was imprisoned because of his political activities. After his release, he was at risk of being imprisoned again and so he fled to Libya, opening a store in graphic design and advertising and an Internet provider company. When things became too dangerous in Libya, he come by boat to Europe. He has been living in Germany for 2 years and has been working with Refugee Voices Tours since the beginning of 2016. He hopes to improve his German and one day go back to Syria to help rebuild and create a stable democracy in his country. His favourite thing about Berlin is that it’s a city where you will never feel like a foreigner because it’s so diverse, welcoming and accepting of everyone regardless of who they are and where they’re from. His favourite place in Berlin is the Kreuzberg, a hill in the district of Kreuzberg with a great view over the city and a place where he has happy memories.