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Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Syrian Air-Bus!

I know that I promised to tell you more about the Chopin festivities in Warsaw but I got this picture from my sister-in-law and I couldn't resist posting it. The email title was " A Syrian bus driver was given a plane to drive...." the photoshop-ed pic mocks the national mania of emblazoning... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A love for Chopin!

The year 2010 is the year of Chopin here in Poland, and this poster is one of the best that I have seen created for this occasion (or any Chopin-related poster for that matter!). The picture is a rare close up of the Chopin statue at Łazienki Królewskie and shows the beautiful rough finish of this... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 18, 2009

A zoo superior to all zoos!

Those of you who read my posts about our last vacation in Poland might remember how I feel about zoos. The link to that particular entry is here. So you can understand my enthusiasm when I read about a Robot Zoo on show at the Horniman Museum. The show was fantastic with 8 robotic animals to show... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Oh London. Wonder what that is like????"

The title of this post comes from comment Benzinha left me. I have been thinking about a reply to this comment for a few days now, but I could not come up with a satisfactory answer. You see, London is not like any other city for me. I was born there, yet never lived there for a prolonged period of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Curious if true!

One of the weirdest expressions that Syrians use is the slang term “ having an enormous liver”. I don’t know what ideas you might have had but it refers to someone being extremely nosy. No one really knows how curiosity and an oversized liver became synonymous. It’s a very local expression that... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ramdan Diary3: Qameriddin (lit. Moon of faith), king of drinks! -repost

One of the toughest aspects of the fast of Ramadan is surviving for a whole day without water, especially in a hot climate. It is not an easy feat, this is why beverages are an essential part of Iftaar (the sunset meal). For several years now, ads for Coke and Tang have been trying hard to make... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Ramadan Diary I- Moon struck (repost)

It’s official: Ramadan starts tomorrow. Like the majority of Islamic countries, Syria follows the traditional approach in determining when the month of Ramadan begins and ends: by spotting the new moon in the sky. In the days of satellites and radio telescopes it may sound a bit primitive (Tunisia,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Mermaid Story- Repost

This is yet another repost, I have not had mush time to do any sightseeing, but since it the year of the Old town of Warsaw a couple of posts about this magnificent city are in order! This is a picture of the Syrenka Warszawska, the Warsaw mermaid. The mermaid has been the symbol of the city of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A love for Warsaw - a repost

Hi guys, The Nomad mum is back on the trail again, i've arrived in Poland on Sunday and will be staying here for three weeks. Entertaining Adam is taking up most of my time but i'm hoping to get some time to write, produce some artwork and recharge my mental and emotional batteries. If you ask... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Best Boozha -repost

Lattakia is famous for its hot humid summers, the temperature may not be as high as it is in Aleppo and Damascus but here it feels like a steam bath because we are on the coast. April was a mixed bag of rain and heat, May was perfect: warm but with refreshing breezes. From now on, though, things... Sign in to see full entry.

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