But then, hasn’t this been the truth all along? After all, why did I really return to the City? Was it really her love that pulled me back after all these years? Is it really her love that is binding me to her while here? Or hasn’t it been my need all along, and my fear? Continue reading
The travel ban is not total, that is, I can still travel if I want, provided that I get a security clearance before I leave and report back upon my return. Continue reading
Not sure where this article was eventually published, but it was written around 2002 as part of a travel guide of sorts.
To speak of the manners and customs of modern-day Damascenes is not an easy task, the people of Damascus are simply too varied to allow for making the necessary generalizations in this regard.
For in addition to the multiplicity of religions, sects and ethnic groups, and the multifarious levels of westernization prevalent everywhere, the Damascene stands as a staunch “rugged individualist” basking in, rather than hiding underneath, that amazing layer of traditions which he/she has to follow to keep the vestiges of a seven thousands years old culture going. Continue reading
The Syrian capital as seen through the eyes of novelist and poet Ammar Abdulhamid.
An interview published in Impressions, the British Airways inflight Magazine probably in 2001. Continue reading