Tag Archives: Middle East

What the Arab Revolutionaries Can Learn From the Lebanese

Yesterday I wrote about what the Lebanese should learn from the Arab Revolutions. But like with so many other things in life, learning is rarely a one way street. And after having spent a month and a half in Egypt … Continue reading

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What the Lebanese Can Learn From the Arab Revolutions

I think most everyone around the world can agree that this has been an extraordinary spring in the Middle East. Things I never in dreamed would happen have happened not only in one, but in two, three, four and more … Continue reading

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I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore

I had never been to Egypt before moving to Cairo about three weeks ago, but I’d heard a lot about both country and city. So I knew that I was into quite a difference from Beirut. However, from what people … Continue reading

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One year later

So I’m going to start this blog with an awful cliché (and no – I don’t believe all clichés are awful. There’s a reason why they became clichés after all). But sometimes life really does work in mysterious ways. One … Continue reading

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Ashura

Last Thursday, I had an experience I will never forget. Some friends and I went to a southern Lebanese mountain town called Nabatiyeh. The town is Shiamuslim and is known for celebrating Ashura in a very…. Honestly, I’m not quite … Continue reading

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Blog-on

I just came back from a three-day workshop in Amman for women bloggers from Denmark and the Middle East. It was really an amazing experience to meet so many smart and talented women and feel like everyone had something new … Continue reading

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That which must not be named

I was having lunch with a Lebanese friend the other day, when he in the middle of the conversation smiled and said I had definitely become fully integrated into Lebanese society. Seeing that this could mean many things (both good … Continue reading

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