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Damascus and Me

As passionate as mine and Damascus’ love affair is, if she was a man I’d leave her. She’s just not very nice to me. My landlord took advantage of my brief trip home to steal my furniture and change my … Continue reading

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Random love storys

The defining woman, that relationship, in a friend of a friends life was a colleague. He really liked her, everything about her. on her half day she left the office to go home and he stood up and followed her … Continue reading

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Rainy day blues-Saterday

It is pissing it down, something my house is remarkably poorly equipped to deal with. The huge hole over the stairs means its raining inside. The puddle in the hallway is slowly but determinedly advancing towards my room, and I … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

This, my friends, is beer. Lebanese beer.I had one! Not bad, in a largery kind of way. I was invited to a house party given on Thursday by a friend of a girl at the institute, and managed to negotiate … Continue reading

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Look what I got in my inbox

arabesk studies in damascus to me show details 3:53 AM (16 hours ago) Marhaba how are you? i have a small problem because the family just informed me that they cancel the contract for renting because they have sold the … Continue reading

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First day at school.

I woke up, bright and early and immediately wished it wasn’t quite so early. First day being a foreigner getting taught Arabic at the Ma’had institute. I was a bit worried I didn’t know what class room I was supposed … Continue reading

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Organisation and Identity

I think I’m registered on the course and due to start on Sunday. Its hard to tell, all of the other students, and most of the staff spoke Arabic throughout the registration thing. I had ques pointed to me and … Continue reading

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