Monthly Archives: July 2010

A night to remember

Being a journalist, I like to think that I’m generally pretty open and ready for all kinds of weird situations that I might find myself in. But the other night I have to admit I was thrown off-balance in a … Continue reading

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Hair or bare

For some reason there are just some nationalities that are easier to spot than others. Swedes are a completely different kind of blonde than Norwegians, the Greek have different hair than the Italians, the French are built differently than the … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy 101

For some reason, no matter where in the world you go people always complain about bureaucracy. Some people say it’s much worse in the Western world. Others say exactly the opposite. Coming from one extreme to the other, I still … Continue reading

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Upstairs – downstairs

There are some things that are frighteningly easy to get used to. And then there are others that I hope will never seem normal to me. In Lebanon it is very usual for people to have maids. Even families without … Continue reading

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