Taher is from Idlib, known for olive oil and the warmth of its people.
“When you are in the middle of the city, the aroma of pastries and mint fills the air and you can smell it from afar.”
He remembers walking through the souk (a bazaar) during Ramadan with his brother and father. There were so many people on the street. The scene was lively. The memory plays over and over in his head, motivation to reach days of peace in the future.
On the journey to Germany, Taher thought a lot about how to take the next step without fear. He tried to feel a sense of community, of being on the same team, of sharing the same goal with those around him.
And from the moment he left, he gained a new perspective on life.
He saw the world differently than it was in Syria.