Here are some of my favourite posts on the Syria News Wire since 2004:
The Destruction of the Old City: a three part series.
The Outsiders: on exile and hyphenated identity.
Napolaoun Returns: one of my most controversial posts, on Michel Aoun.
Meeting the President: the title says it all.
The ‘Middle East’ vs the ‘Arab World’: language matters.
I’m Never Home: on living between two cities, Damascus and London.
Jebl Qasiyoun: a story from one of my favourite places in Damascus, the mountain.
Syrian bloggers say ‘today we are all Lebanese’: Syrian bloggers unite against the Israeli attacks on Lebanon in 2006.
Has Human Rights Watch been reading the Syria News Wire?: ego trip plus speculation!
And these are my favourite posts about Damascus on other blogs:
Qunfuz wrote what is still one of my favourite odes to Damascus: Cultural Capital.
Orientalista paints a typically Syrian picture: life on a microbus.
The Blog and the Shower lists all the best things about Life in Damascus.
Ali Khan wrote a series of posts on Syria Comment – this one is a day in his life as a foreign student in Damascus.
American Jillian C York writes about her first impressions of Damascus.
Syrian Batoul, who lives in the US, penned these poetic five paragraphs about her return home.
And finally, all the books you’ll ever need to read on Syria: What to Read on Syrian Politics.