A personal thank you, for everyone who joined and made WalkBeirut possible over the past five years.
A memory I always cherished from the tour was the day my father, Mohamad Chatah, joined. It was April 2011, and he decided to see what the fuss was about. That evening, he gave me a ring and said he was proud of what he'd accomplished. I laughed and told him the WalkBeirut idea was one of the few ideas I came up with on my own...he corrected me, and said he meant me being his son.
He's in the photo below, 3rd from left.
My father's life was taken late December last year. Like too many Lebanese before him, he was killed for wanting a decent and stable Lebanon, free from the ills that have plagued this country for decades. He is now buried where the photo was taken, in Martyr's Square.
For personal reasons, as well as the general breakdown of security here in Beirut, I've put the WalkBeirut tour to rest. I'm sorry to disappoint in this decision, but I believe during these difficult times it's the right one to make.
Looking back over the past five years, I'm truly honored to have met thousands of wonderful guests - Lebanese and foreigners alike - who joined me in bringing Beirut's history to life through storytelling. In my small and limited capacity, I hope I helped my father contribute to Lebanon's narrative and Beirut's memory. Be it prosperity. Be it tragedy.
Ticket price is 30,000 lira or 20 US Dollars (Euro is not accepted). Each ticket includes a customized walking tour map, and with every ticket purchase a donation is sent to the Samir Kassir Foundation.
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