Author Archives: Zaid Nabulsi

Zaid Nabulsi is a lawyer. He spent many years working for the United Nations in Geneva. He has a passion for (glorious) Harley Davidson bikes.

Motorcycle Diaries XVII: a Masochistic Love Affair with Jordan

I still want to discover why I would develop an affection towards the only thing that consistently keeps breaking my heart every single day.

Motorcycle Diaries Part XVII

The only people in this region who have always lit a candle of solidarity for their missing sons and daughters were not the Arab countries. Finally, I could feel as privileged as Jews do. For the first time

Motorcycle Diaries Part XVI

I want to convince myself that only an evil criminal intentionally causes misery, such as causing the disappearance a young girl, and then expect her parents to beseech him for mercy, while keeping them hanging for a verdict of life or death.

Motorcycle Diaries Part XIV

We can peek at other galaxies with giant telescopes and google-earth our houses and backyards, but we still cannot locate Osama bin Laden’s hideout in the mountains of Terroristan.

Motorcycle Diaries Part XIII

The question being debated was exactly akin to a heated argument being initiated about whether Egypt should send female astronauts to space…

Motorcycle Diaries Part XII

Life must be difficult if your name is really Abdul Falafel Precious Stone from the Republic of Moon Islands…

Motorcycle Diaries Part XI

“It’s a crime, a crime against culture. They are destroying a holy place, a place that is of incalculable value to Sarajevo.”

Motorcycle Diaries Part X

When my father-in-law passed away last year, someone advised that his tombstone should not be raised above the ground. When I asked why, I was told that this is how it should be done in Islam…

Motorcycle Diaries Part IX

I always wondered whether there was a deliberate Western conspiracy for the “uglification” of Islam, or whether it was the Muslims themselves who did not need outside help in this regard.

Motorcycle Diaries Part VIII

Deeming part VII too local for our tastes, the Diaries nevertheless make a triumphant return as the hero takes a pit stop to dissect the psychological root of a certain malaise.