Who? Taylor, Tay, TB. Recent graduate of a pretty nice university, in the topics of the literature of her mother tongue and the special relationships of state-actors. Known to blabber on about anything from international trade balances to the quantum physics of time travel. Thinks people who like to hear themselves talk are the worst kind of people. Is guilty, on many occasions, of being that kind of person.
What? A common greeting in Arabic is “Ahlan wa Sahlan” or just “Ahlan”. “Cheerio” is how the Brits say goodbye. Roughly translated, we then have hello and goodbye: the frame that we have most of our conversations in.
This blog started as a record of my study abroad term in Cairo, Egypt – please follow the tag “cairo” or “egypt” if you’re interested in such matters. Now Ahlan is internet extension of how random my own interests are. A blog of cultural whiplash is what I aspire to. For now.