Samstag, 11. Februar 2012

O2, THE Meeting point in Tripoli



O2 - since 1997 a meeting point for Libyans and foreigners of all genres. Located right on the sea, although, there are better beaches in Libya, it is one of the places that are well known.
The owner, Mouad (with french roots), has managed to attract also the french speaking community before the revolution. At noon, many mothers came with their kids from the nearby french school to have some of the well known pankcakes with Nutella.
O2 was even open during the revolution and served as a meeting point for all kind of people: Revolutionaries, planning their next activities, foreigners from Eastern European countries with other intentions and the usual tripolitanians who just wanted to relax while having a "Capucino". Mouad can tell many stories of these interesting times. However, he is happy having survived with his business, and these days the place gets crowded every day after lunch again.
He does have a lot of competition these days, as more and more coffee shops open - but they will need a lot of time to get an O2 reputation.


Kommentare:

  1. Seufz, da werden wieder Erinnerungen wach. Schön, daß Mouad das Ganze gut überstanden hat.

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  2. So sass ich letzten Freitag vormittag auch dort bei meinem Cappuccino... es fehlte etwas die internationale Kundschaft, dafuer waren umso mehr junge und alte Libyer da, die ueber alles und nichts diskutierten... eine lockere Atmosphaere einfach, wo doch ansonsten die Lockerheit zur Zeit etwas abhanden kommt...

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  3. Tja @Mario, war eine interessante und schöne Zeit damals... man kann nur hoffen, dass schnellstmöglich nicht nur in Nischen, sondern ganz allgemein in diesem schönen Land alles zur Ruhe kommt und der friedliche Alltag Einzug hält ... der Chief Surveyor

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  4. Hey David,

    danke für Fotos vom O2, da werd ich ja richtig melancholisch. Es freut mich, das Mouad und das Café alles gut überstanden haben!

    One of this mothers, but from the german school :-)

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