Religion in Rome

Rome is the city of the Catholic faith. Here’s some pictures… how about the similarity with muslim women clothing?

It’s been a long time.. but I’m back from Rome

Hi folks! Firstly: sorry for my long absence! It’s been too long. Today two weeks ago, I came back from Rome. Well: physically. Mentally I’ve been absent for a couple more weeks: It was an amazing, breathtaking and exhausting trip. Traveling in a large group (50 people) was new to me, and it has been … Continue reading

Problems when writing a blog

As you might have noticed, I didn’t post a daily quote yesterday. Of course, it was not intentional, it was just that: My cat joined me yesterday morning and forced me to stay in bed to stroke her (alright, I was just to weak to deny her). Since I had had a party friday evening, … Continue reading

Daily quote – April the 5th

”The Arab World is writing a new future; the pen is in our own hands.” – Abdallah II, king of Jordan

Which one is correct?

Dear readers, Does any of you know the correct spelling of the prophet’s name in English? I’m constantly switching between Mohammed, Muhammed, Mohammad and Muhammad. Is it all correct, or is one of them better or more frequently used than the others? Also, I was wondering if there is any difference in pronunciation between his … Continue reading

A question of definition

It seemed like a nice idea to start a blog on the Arab world, doesn’t it? Unfortunately this is somewhat complicated. Like everyone that has ever written a story, how small and insignificant the story might have been, I will be confronted with an enormous problem. For example: a couple of months ago, the Occupy … Continue reading

How it all began

Now the title of this topic might sounds somewhat pompeous, please accept my apologies in this matter. It’s just that I am thrilled and excited to start this all and I’d like to tell who made me so ambitious. This person, full of enthousiasm and journalistic curiosity, is Joris Luyendijk. I think it’s fair to … Continue reading

Hello world!

Welcome to After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or just decide to keep it the same. Hello world again and welcome to this brand new blog on the Arab world. To get you (and myself) started, first some information on who I am … Continue reading

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