Kashmir

I land at the airport, unusually greeted by the sight of army bunkers, armed troops and a strange excitement in my heart at the prospect of having made my first trip to Kashmir. Kashmir holds the title of the most romantic destinations in India – glorified of course by the bollywood of the 70s. Its…

Jordan through the eyes of a Palestinian

2013. Jordan through the eyes of a Palestinian. My driver, Ahmad. Quite appropriate – given that the “Jordan is Palestine, Palestine is Jordan” argument has several supporters. My strongest impression about Jordan is the omni-present problem of Israel. Throughout my Jordan trip, I had to be careful about what to call the disputed land –…