My Story

Maher Mansour is a Freelance Writer and an architect, who was born in Tartous, Syria, and presently lives in Princeton, New Jersey. He has spent much of his life traveling between Syria and the United States, equally belonging to both the East and the West. He has been blogging in English on Abufares said: The World According to a Tartoussi for many years. There, he brings the world a unique perspective on his hometown by the sea and other life experiences. He has co-written a fiction novel called Sea Side, under the pen name Abufares, and is a contributor to several publications on the restoration of the Old City of Tartous. When he is not writing, he enjoys reading, travelling, photography, motorcycles and flying.