Monthly Archives: February 2011

The dangers of Ameya and the problem with Arabic, 3 countries west.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12566277

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Deconstructors

Cs’ impression of my life in Cham is marred by the fact I’ve got builders. Last month we all cleaned the kitchen together. Scrubbed the floor under the fridge, cleaned the windows, did it proper. The next day we came … Continue reading

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Everybody loves Olis!

Chris is still in Syria. Hes beeing wowed by things I find 100% routine. Yes Christopher, it is a Shwama spit (Donna kebab in Turkey) with a meter wide diameter. This is probably the highlight of his trip so far, despite  the Allepo Souk having a dead camel and … Continue reading

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More Milk

One of the great things about regonal instability is the plumiting costs of flights. While my winged monkeys tell me nothing much happened in Cham on Syrias day of revolution I was in Aleppo picking Chris up and introducing him … Continue reading

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Syria censuses

According to the BBC Syria has the lowest unemployment in its selection of Arab states, and the second lowest percentage of the population living below the poverty line, after Tunisia. I know some people working for UNICEF and the UNHCR … Continue reading

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Intresting times

Peoples phones have been going off, the message – protest, Parliament building, Saturday. People don’t know how to react. Initially some people suspected that the governments behind it, in an attempt to find out who the opposition are. American newspapers … Continue reading

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