A graduate student, semi-opinionated, resident of expat from Ramallah. Seeing the rise of several interesting Arab blogs, i finally decided to share my “wisdom” with the world and see if i can join the cool kids club.
So, why am i blogging mostly in English ? Unfortunately, Arabs and Palestinians are usually labeled as terrifying beasts to the Western world. Thus, i hope that my non-Arab readers can get more insight to the lives of “everyday people” in the heart of the West Bank. However, i do occasionally post in Arabic.
Za3tar ??!! Palestinians and levantines have an intimate relation with za3tar. Along with olive oil, it constitutes the most basic and wide spread snack. Za3tar grows naturally on the hills of the West Bank. In addition to the traditional za3tar-o-zait, there is the wild za3tar, and the aromatic za3tar-balat that is used with tea. There are many other variations of za3tar.
This blog is pretty much a work in progress. I will be fixing up the layout, and adding more sections as things move along.
Comments, questions, concerns ? Send me an email. I’m all ears, and i would love to help if i can.