“Souq” literally just means “Market” in Arabic, but when I write about it I like to leave it untranslated because, while it certainly is a market by definition, the word “souq” encapsulates more for me than a place where buyers and sellers meet to exchange goods (thanks Econ 101). “Souq” brings to mind for me …

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Rummikub and UNO

Hey y’all! Wow! In one week I will have already been in my final site for 2 months! And after that, only 22 more months to go! I am now living in my new home (where I will be living for at least a year, given my contract) and many of you who are reading …

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