Passionate about heritage and tourism, Mariam Bachat is on a mission to show the world the beauty of her country, Lebanon, through her travel content. She has a passion for nature, reading, and exploring new cultures, which shows up in the captivating content she creates.
Mariam’s love for nature has taken her on numerous hiking and camping trips across Lebanon, where she captures the stunning landscapes and shares them with her followers. She also loves to read and is often called a bookworm by her friends. This passion for books has given her the ability to write engaging and informative captions for her travel content, showcasing the history, culture, and food of the places she visits.
Mariam’s journey as a content creator started when she realized that her city was not portrayed accurately in the media. Despite its rich history, amazing people, stunning monuments, and delicious food, she found that her city was being depicted in a negative light. She wanted to change that and show the world the real beauty of her city. And so, she began creating travel content, which showcased the beauty of Lebanon and its culture, food, and people.
As a child, Mariam had dreamed of becoming a dancer. While life took her on a different path, her love for movement and expression can still be seen in her content. She uses her creativity to showcase the beauty of her country, and even the world, weaving her passion for travel, nature, and culture into her work.
Mariam’s proudest moment came when she graduated from university with a great GPA. This was a significant achievement for her as she had changed majors and universities four times, feeling lost and unsure of her path. But when she finally found her calling, she excelled in it.
However, Mariam finds that when young people like her graduate, they often feel discouraged about finding work or gaining experience. They might not even try to look for opportunities, assuming that there are none available. “But the EU provides these opportunities, to travel and study abroad, and for free but not everyone is aware of that and it’s up to us to make these opportunities reach as many people as possible”.
Her favorite quote is “Be human, or die trying”
I feel like I am part of this family now. As an EU Goodwill ambassador I feel part of something bigger than myself!
On 7 May 2022 and during a LIVE session in the presence of 12 EU Goodwill Ambassadors from the Southern Neighbourhood, the EU Neighbours South Programme launched the 2nd edition of the #InTheirEyes, a competition aimed at digital influencers in eight countries of the Southern Neighbourhood: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.