Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cockroaches

Living in Syria is oh so different from living in Wales. Loud music late at night is acceptable, provided you’re not on the balcony. Undisguised empty beer bottles the next day are definitely not, particularly on the balcony. Obviously the … Continue reading

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Little Palestine

As the situation started unfolding I congratulated myself on having the foresight to live in a Druzi suburb with a large Iraqi population. However I’d failed to take full account of the fact that my tower block is part of … Continue reading

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But I dont want to go on holiday.

Life in Syria continues and, elhamduallah, my life continues to be in it. The was a nasty moment when ‘Saddek’ from the Department of Passports and Immigration, or al jowazat as we call it, told me he was very sorry, … Continue reading

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