About this blog

About three years ago I wrote an opinion piece in the Danish newspaper Information titled ‘I come from Copenhagen, not Denmark‘. The point I tried to make was that even though I’ve lived most of my life in Denmark and have a Danish mother, I still don’t feel Danish. But love kept me in a country that I felt was increasingly trying to push me out.

Well, the love isn’t there any more. So now it’s my chance to see if I’m more Lebanese than Danish, more Middle East than Europe, more Beirut than Copenhagen. For the next seven months I’ll be living in Beirut, trying to learn Arabic and get reacquainted with the city and country I was born in, but don’t really know.

So that’s basically what this blog is about. My journey to get to know myself. And my thoughts on everything from make up to macaroons, books to boys and identity to idols. And a whole lot of politics. After all, you can’t be Lebanese and not interested in politics. Or can you? Follow me while I find out.

One Response to About this blog

  1. Marian Larsen says:

    Glæder mig på dine vegne og til at høre hvordan det går, du kommer garanteret til at elske det. Jeg er også gammelt Bernadottebarn, og faldt pladask for den særlige Arabiske facon allerede første gang jeg kom til Marokko som 16 årig i 1964 (kom til at bo der næsten uafbrudt til 1970), og en fantastisk blaffetur fra Marokko til Libyen, den lange vej altså, gennem Europa, Tyrkiet, Syrien og Egypten i 1967 lige efter 6 dages krigen. Senere giftede jeg mig med en Græker og boede der i 14 år. Nu har jeg så været i DK i 20 år uden at falde til, og flytter snart tilbage til GR. Hvad jeg ville sige var: Du vil nok opdage at du er hverken eller, og lige som jeg, lære at værdsætte dit frie valg. Kh Marian Larsen

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