The Nomad's Travelog

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Musim Magic -repost

When people think of Libya they imagine a sea of sand atop a sea of oil, in reality there is a whole layer of ruins and lost civilizations sandwiched in between. There is hardly a civilization that has not passed through Libya and left its mark, the evidence of their trails lay buried under the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Back to domestic confinement

I leave tomorrow to Lattakia, Syria. It feels as if I'd arrived yesterday and to be honest I am not looking forward to going home, it feels like having to put my shackles back. My father-in-law in particular is going to be a real pain in the @#$! he will shake his fist in my face and tell me that he... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A fiver, a fish and a horn - a repost

Have you ever harbored an inexplicable dislike for something: a symbol, a custom or maybe a trend that everyone else was embracing, only to be converted at the end? I have, but I had never imagined that I would have a change of heart on the matter of Al Khmeisa. Al Khmeisa (literally: the Fiver) is... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The painful past - a repost

The painful past I have thought about writing this post for a while but always found an excuse not to. I do believe in signs though, so when I found “Lion of the Desert” being shown on an unlikely satellite channel I knew that it was time to bite the bullet. “Lion of the Desert” is a film about Omar... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Zwawi's land

“So what do Syrians think of us?” the young man asked as he bagged my purchases. My heart sank: What was I to tell him? There was a hopeful look in his eye as he waited for my reply. It was one of those situations where you can’t lie but you can’t tell the truth either. “ Well, they have many... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Memories from Ghadames - Repost

As an artist, one would think that my recollections of Ghadames would be of its unique architecture, its rich Tuareg folklore, or perhaps the intricate designs that adorn the interiors of its houses, and yet when I think of Ghadames my mind wanders not to the city itself but to what surrounds it;... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A love for couscous - repost

Nothing spells Libya for me like Couscous. Whether I’m cooking it abroad or eating it with the natives, the mere smell of the stuff opens floodgates of memories and emotions. As many of you know, couscous is consumed across North Africa (but has never made the leap to Egypt). I have tasted the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Arab Riddle - repost

It has always amazed me how people seemed to lump all Arabs under one category: the Sheikh with an oil well in the backyard, the four wives and a camel tied next to a limousine. In reality, they are more like a rainbow that binds a multitude of colors. Being half Middle-Eastern, half North-African,... Sign in to see full entry.

On the map- finally

Hello guys, As I've promised you -a loooong while ago- I'm starting a blog for my travels. I'll start with reposts from my "nomad mum diary' but i hope to add new pieces as I seem to do more traveling than anything else. I hope that you enjoy this blog, but more important I hope that it will help... Sign in to see full entry.

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