Back in Tripoli Town

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 Al Hara Alkabir St, Tripoli, Libya


I can still remember this day clearly. It was in my first year of moving to Libya (hence why it's dated in 2014). Things were a bit different then. Not only was I excited about the prospects of living here, but enthusiastic about life in general. It's now 4 years on, and moving back has left me with all sorts of mixed emotions. Everyday I wonder if I should do my best to reignite that excitement, or figure out a way to leave for good. So many couples our age struggle with this very issue. Do we pack our bags, and move along, or stick it out? 


I personally have no answer to this never ending question. I've only vowed to make the most of where we are. The obvious change now, is our new addition to the family. Being a parent has forced us to think a lot deeper. When I took these snaps, our priorities were predominantly 'what shall we eat today?'. My husband and I were fairly simplistic. We'd regularly eat out, and talk about our hopes and dreams for this country. Remaining ever so hopeful about life here. 

Let's just say that now, we're doing our very best to keep an open mind. Taking everyday as it comes. I realised the mixed emotions were related to being uprooted so many times. Moving, and testing out what's (or should I say where's) right for us. This is just what being a young family looks like these days. I think I'm slowly becoming more adaptable and trying to enjoy the ride 


I'm not a person that enjoys looking back too much. I do however want to share images I have stored away. Perhaps I'll mix them with what life looks like today! My photography has come a long way in the past few years, so this filter will be fun to merge the two. 


I had to opt out of sharing all the food images, because I was baffled at how many courses we used to eat! We sure do miss this place though. It was tucked away in the old city and served delicious the best soup and salads, yum! 

10 comments

  1. Amera the photos are Amazing,and the words are so meaningful and full of emotions

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    1. Thanks Sarah, this was me holding back haha! Emotional posts are probably still to come :P

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  2. كل شيء بعيون كاميراتك جميل اميرة

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    1. Aww thank you so much for your kind words xx

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  3. Congratulations on your new family member! Inshallah dhurrya saliha! All the best, as always. Keep in touch!

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    1. Thanks Hanaa, it's been such a wonderful experience becoming a mum! :)

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  4. I love seeing the world through your pictures.

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    1. Thanks Asma! Wish taking my camera outside wasn't such a taboo, there's so many beautiful spots I'd love to photograph.

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  5. Congratulations Amira. Love you photos, as always! I used to read your blog before...did you delete all your previous posts?

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    1. Hi Syazana! Thanks so much :)

      I unfortunately lost all my photos on the blog. So decided to unpublished them, as the images are what made them worth while.

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