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... going off tangent. Moving on – Sisters circle. In short, its basically some really cool chicks who I would have never met in my life if not for Shaam. These ladies are super awesome. From Sabiha who is my 411 for anything I need in Sayyeda Zainab, to my cake lady – Farzana who makes the most incredible out of this world Carrot Cake
I came to Syria with certain expectations, rules and things I needed to do while Im here. One of which ...
At the border crossing, after discovering that I work in Afghanistan, I was jokingly asked "Al-qaeda?... are you carrying a bomb?" After lots of smiles I was eventually let across to the border to cross what was perhaps one of the longest, most well-developed ...
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"No no, Mr. cab driver, I'll give you 1"
"No, 20. 20 good price for you."
"you'll take me for 1 or I'll get out and walk" I said, knowing very well that it wasn't that far.
We bantered back and forth before he finally accepted my offer.
Three minutes later he dropped me off at the station
I grabbed my bag out of the back and handed him 1JD, which was still too much.
"have a nice day" he said
"up yours" ...
30 SEPTEMBER 2010 - Damascus, Syria. A free day in Damascus. Oh my god I am feeling and looking like ****. I make no apologies for the term I use throughout this blog as it is exactly that I am “******** like a river” and well its hit me badly again. I struggled to get myself together to get into the group van into town of Damascus. We saw more ...
... one is kebekrut, or spiced burger meat, and the other is bekrut, which is raw meat inside a deep fried ball. lots of goat and chicken and rice and hummus and fruit and pickles and olives and bread and labneh and yogurt and lemonaid and grains and tons of other stuff. i felt pretty bad being there like that...they actually treated us like royalty. its the arab way to treat customers like that....but i wonder if ill ...