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A garden is only reserved for rich people in Syria Although Syria is still more than four times larger than the Netherlands, there is lack of space. Do not ask me why, but the streets are narrow, the houses are close together and in a building only the upper residents a dash sun on their balcony. They are therefore often social people, for those who live less like to be drinking tea on the top, sunny, balcony. In my new home in the Arnhem district Presikhaaf I feel like a king. Having a garden is only reserved in Syria for rich, important people. I am neither, but I now have a garden. If I walk out there sun and nature. Netherlands used its surface well. Achmed my roommate and I are busy painting. On the floor we put laminate. We are actually used to a tiled floor drainage. Our mothers clean with buckets of water to throw on the ground and then scrub. Syrians have almost all the same memories there. Gliding through the living room with the water that your mother had flushed out. I’ve been there twice with my broken nose. In the Arnhem refugee shelter Dome is a huge slick feed. A few months ago there was a small nocturnal revolt in which people threw food. The next day we had – of course – the floor in the middle of the Dome cleaning together. All Syrians in the shelter began to pick up buckets of water and throw it with big bows on the floor. Employees of the COA came running in panic, “What are you doing???”. We had no idea, we just did what we always do our mothers did. But yes, of course there is no drain in the floor.

 

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HRH Willem Alexander, Prince of Orange-Nassau, HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Location: Municipal Museum, Amsterdam “Night Watch”.

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LEFT: HM QUEEN BEATRIX OF THE NETHERLANDS AND QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF ENGLAND.

RIGHT: HM QUEEN BEATRIX OF THE NETHERLANDS, HRH PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH, HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF ENGLAND.

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HM Queen Elizabeth II  of England, HM King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands, HM Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

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Our neighbors, Peter and Marie, have just opened an Airbnb location.

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The film on YouTube is very professional and it will also see pieces of their garden. Our garden is adjacent to it, so you also get a piece “Graafseweg 219” with.

 

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Address: Graafseweg 221, 6531 ZS NIJMEGEN, the Netherlands

 

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  • Basement: office, master bedroom, very large garden;
  • Ground floor: lounge area, dining area, kitchen;
  • 1st floor: B&B – 2 guestrooms, kitchen, balcony, bathroom;
  • 2nd floor: B&B – 1 guestroom;
  • 3rd floor: attic.

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I had just started my integration course if I got vacation. I have weeks to tell now about my family in Aleppo. Now the city is surrounded by the Syrian army and food and drinking water are increasingly scarce, people do the craziest things. Men join to get rebel groups in the city because of the promise that they money or eat there. Widows with children offer their bodies at soldiers in exchange for food for their children. Shops are looted. My parents say that they still have supplies at home. I hope that’s true. My brother will be 27 in three months. That means, according to the new rules in Syria that, although he is studying, he should join the army. Soldiers now have just one week of training instead of one year. My brother is smart and sensitive, but not exactly Jackie Chan. If he goes in the army with one week experience he dies right away, I’m sure. He can not leave the country, because Turkey does not take refugees anymore. When connecting a group such as Free Army of the Kurds is useless, because he will have to fight immediately. Hiding in the house until the war is over is possible, but that is the worst option. We have several times to flee from our home for military groups marched through the neighborhood. Then our house was destroyed and we had to look for another house. If it happens again then my brother is still visible in public and taken. I would like him want to come across. He is a man, his life is worth as much as that of any other. In one of the nights I lay awake, I thought that I would say that I’m gay and that my friend (my brother) is still in Syria. A stupid idea that I’m going to run, but nights can now once last very long.

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May 2001, Thunder Bay, Centennial Park: from left to right: Pierre Bormans, yours truly, Brian Holden and David Belrose.

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Gentlemen, is this a mere coincidence or more…?

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DAVID. Is this to be proud of or just showing off? Brian is obviously a bit embarassed  (Thunder Bay, May 2001).

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This afternoon in the back yard: the hibiscus syriacus

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THIS AFTERNOON IN THE FRONT YARD: THE BUTTERFLY TREE.

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Amsterdam Canal Pride

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