Remember when I told you about the dancing that Lebanese people like? And the football they go crazy for? Well, today I found out why they don’t have their own team to participate in the world cup…
The best of both passions, really! May it be a fun tournament. Cheers to the world… and let’s hope [...]
It’s been a few months since I’ve left Lebanon, but I still get emails asking for advice about learning Arabic in Beirut, so instead of writing the information over and over again, I figured I’d put my advice out here for all those who are interested. If anyone still has questions after this, please email [...]
Nog één keertje dan, over dat huwelijk van ons:
Een interview dat Daisy Mohr afgelopen zomer met ons afnam in Beirut voor Radio Nederland Wereldomroep:
Nicolien Kegels trouwt Libanese vriend op Cyprus.
(Of het ook beluisterbaar is op de site weet ik niet.)
… that you’re back in Beirut?
It’s when you run into 11 people you know in the first 6 hours after leaving the house. It’s when you wake up from the sound of construction works and the smell of foul. It’s when you can have a cup of tea in a hidden place on the seaside. [...]
Some habits are hard to acquire. Others are not. For example, it didn’t take me long to pick up the Lebanese habit of asking ‘do you want/need anything?’ upon leaving. Whether it’s leaving a room going to the kitchen, leaving the house to go shopping, or even getting off the bus to go to work [...]
My friend Iman, afraid that I might start missing (an idealized version of) Lebanon too much, forwarded me the following joke:
Queen Elizabeth, Bill Clinton and the Lebanese president died and all went to hell.
After spending a few weeks in de house of the devil, Queen Elizabeth says: “I miss England. I would like to call [...]