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Reviving a Dying Art (originally published in What’s On Syria, June 2007)

Weaving silk brocade is a craft that has slowly been dying in Syria as the masters pass on.  But one young Palestinian man is trying to keep the art alive with his passion for the beauty of the silk fibres woven into his stunning fabrics.  Read the story…

Crossing the Iraqi Border – May 2007

It’s been more than 20 years since she first saw the story on the news and her dream since then has been to see the land for itself.  Now she has a chance to finally see it – if she can just find the right people to help.  Read the story…

Syria’s Federal Elections – Is This a Party? – April 2007

In the days leading up the Syria’s 2007 federal election, parties were thrown all over the country.  A cast of interesting characters comes out to celebrate, they just don’t seem to know what they’re there for.  Read the story…

A Different Kind of Scrabble Player – May 2003

Scrabble?  Really?  Read the story…

A Town of Weapons – November 2002

So two guys and a girl sneak into a weapons manufacturing town and shoot a few rounds.  Good or dumb idea?  Read the story…

Enter Pakistan – November 2002

Some borders are easy to cross, others take time and determination.  There’s no guarantee either that the next phase of your trip will be simple.  Read the story…

Four Years Old Again – October 2002

Even as an adult you’re able to recapture the most important part of being a kid.  Read the story…

Dreams at the Red Sea – October 2002

I thought I’d made a mistake by not going to Petra when I had the chance but five years later I’m unexpectedly back close to where I started.  Read the story…

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