Breaking the Ramadan fast in Ramallah (in pictures)

Whoever wishes to use public transport in Ramallah around 20:00, has to wait for about an hour. This is the Iftar time, at which Muslims break their fast. Some at home with their families, many others outside. Every night the Iftar is celebrated in huge street festivals such as these. After one hour, the bus […]

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Can you tell what script this is? If yes: you are one of the few.

Perhaps you remember the Bible story about the good Samaritan, that humble man who helped a stranger that was crippling on the street. That was a long time ago, and many people don't know that even today, this ancient people from the Bible -the Samaritans- still exists. A tiny community That's no wonder, as the … Continue reading Can you tell what script this is? If yes: you are one of the few.

How I lost my appetite for watermelons in a refugee camp

Watermelons make me happy. On a hot summer day, what can be more delicious than putting your teeth in a fresh, juicy piece of watermelon? Its sweet taste used to remind me of hot days on the beach, free, and without worries. But after visiting the unofficial refugee camps in the Adana region in Turkey, … Continue reading How I lost my appetite for watermelons in a refugee camp