Monthly Archives: September 2012

Secret Gardens

I was surprised this week to be greeted by the premature rings of Christmas as I trogged through my Arabic homework. I was relieved, however, to discover, when I ventured out onto the balcony and peered down below, that the … Continue reading

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Pockets full of peanuts

Well it certainly feels like I’ve been here longer than 11 days. Possibly because I’ve eaten more than three times the recommended amount of falafel and houmous for such a period. I’ve also got back into drinking coffee, which seems … Continue reading

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To start at the beginning…

It’s only just past 2pm on my first day of nine months studying Arabic at An-Najah University in Nablus, Palestine but already I feel that I need to get my thoughts down. I’m sat on one of two beds in … Continue reading

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