About Maisalon Dallashi

Maisalon Dallashi comes to Germany as a Herbert Quandt-Stiftung scholarship winner under the “Trialog of Cultures” program for 2010 in partnership with I’lam - a media center for the Arab Palestinian community in Israel. Maisalon is an Arab woman who graduated from Tel Aviv University with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology and gender studies, making her especially attuned to identity issues and the situation of women around the world.

The Christmas market in Frankfurt: A warm moment at 0 °C!

I was around five or six years old when I saw snow for the first and one of just a few times. I remember being so happy to know that I didn’t have to go to school that day. Everything stopped. No one was able to do anything; we were not used to [...]

By | November 30th, 2010|Christmas, Food, Frankfurt am Main, General, German Culture, Living in Germany, Travel in Germany, Wine|Comments Off on The Christmas market in Frankfurt: A warm moment at 0 °C!

Are we about to RSVP for weddings by clicking ‘attending’ on Facebook?

Two days ago I became another victim of technology – I bought a new iPod! Since then the world appears much differently, the world suddenly seems much smaller than it used to be. Now all of my friends so far away are within just a click with my Facebook, Skype and Gmail applications! [...]

By | October 28th, 2010|Food, Frankfurt am Main, General, German Culture|Comments Off on Are we about to RSVP for weddings by clicking ‘attending’ on Facebook?

Is it all about the spices?

My small size may lend the impression that I eat just vegetables and salad. Well, this is definitely not the case! I actually come from a very strong kitchen, the Arabic one! I’m not sure what ingredients you associate with the Arabic kitchen, but it's without a doubt one of the heaviest cuisines [...]

By | October 18th, 2010|Food, General, German Culture|Comments Off on Is it all about the spices?

Arabic-language books at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Five days of the world’s largest trade book fair ended Sunday evening. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a meeting place for the industry’s experts, where publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers and authors come together each year in October to create something new. Despite the differences that exist between Arab nations and at Arab [...]

By | October 11th, 2010|General|2 Comments

Lost in the German public transport system

„Entschuldigung, wo ist die S-Bahn Station?“ „It’s in the other side of the station; here it is the U-Bahn!” „Oh! It’s not the same, good to know. Thanks”. Just another example of my experiences in trying to find the right train and going to my destination. My average so far is two to [...]