So here we go:
1- Knafeh in Nablus.
2- Tumbak shesha at AlShareef.
3- Although it may sound sometimes that nothing is going to work out, by the end of the day, everything is just fine.
4- Shopkeepers listening to Um Kalthom after a long day in the evening.
5- The smell of the old cities.
6- The Shawerma shop in Hebron… I still can’t remember the name of the shop.
7- Passing money in the Taxi service.
8- Wheat harvest near Jenin.
9- Card games during curfew.
10- A call from a friend in Gaza asking about a trick to finish a video game during Gaza war.
11- A piece of onion which some stranger gives you after a tear gas attack.
12- People having so little giving so much!
13- The dark sense of humor.
14- The walk back home after school.
15- Al mariol Al akhdar – public school girl uniform (the teenager inside me said that).
17- Turkish bath on a very cold winter day.
18- The smell the peppers shops.
19- Fresh coffee.
20- A cup of Baboneg (herbs).
21- No matter what, you can always blame the occupation.
22- Hiking in Jericho.
23- Everyone has a story to tell.
24- An old taxi drivers giving you marriage advice.
25- Everyone talking politics all the time.
26- Finding all kinds of people; Communist, Islamist, Secular, Atheist, Religious, Idiots and Smart people; all in the service car.
27- An old woman wearing a traditional Palestinian dress offering you the best tea ever, at her son’s wedding.
28- Walking around the market right before Adan Al Maghreb in Ramadan.
29– The Olive harvest.
30- Being able to reach everything withing a 4 hours drive!
And that’s it.