I have to say I enjoyed so much being outside my daily environment back in Portugal, coming to Palestine and being surrounded by such interesting, dynamic, cheerful people – both local and international.
Sometimes I felt that working with children was an excuse to make us come here and have loads of lectures on Palestinian issues, because it seemed we spent so few mornings in Askar. Anyway, I enjoyed the lectures, and to be told about Palestinian issues was also another reason to come here in the first place.
Apart from the more intense moments (for the first time I heard shots and bombs in my life) I never felt in danger as the staff always took good care of our security. Sometimes they were extra-super-ultra-careful (never letting us alone for a moment) which made me feel I was ten years old again. That was a bit annoying, but that I’m also thankful.
Count on me to be a Zajel ambassador back in Portugal! Now I can say I have friends in Palestine.