Kobane, Kobani, Suruç, Kurdistan, Kurd, Kurdish, solidarity, war, refugees, Middle-East, Syria, Turkey, ISIS, Daesh

The Edge of the War

A few months ago I lay in a tent 10km from the Syrian border, feeling the ground quake as the coalition bombed ISIS throughout the night. From Mahser, the Kurdish village a mere 1km from Kobane, I saw smoke mushrooming out above the besieged city.

Armenia, genocide, Armenian Genocide

100 Years

One hundred years ago my husband’s grandparents escaped from a genocide.

Armenia, Ani, Kars, Turkey, Anatolia, history, hitchhiking

Hitchhiking Ancient Armenia

It’s the middle of December and we’re taking the longest road possible from the North-East to the South-West corner of Anatolia, through East Turkey, or North Kurdistan, or Western Armenia – depending on who you’re speaking to.