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Aleppo, Syria

Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | Views [387] | Comments [1]

Arriving to Aleppo during Eid wasn't the greatest idea.  Everything was closed, and it was rainy every day.  That's why I only have a few pictures.  It was finally sunny today so I went out a bit, checked out the Souqs and went up to the citadel.  Ok, ... Read more >

Tags: aleppo, call to prayer, crap weather, syria


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Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Crac De Cheveliers, Syria

Sunday, 7 Dec 2008 | Views [322] | Comments [1]

It sounds fancy but it's just some crusader castle in the west.  It dates about one thousand years or so.  T.E. Lawrence apparently said it's the most magnificent castle he's ever seen.  I think my Lonely Planet guide made that up though.  Outside of ... Read more >

Tags: camel jockey, crac de cheveliers, crusader castle, lonely planet, syria


Hama, Syria

Sunday, 7 Dec 2008 | Views [405]

The main draw to Hama is the "Norias" or waterwheels.  They are made of wood and date back to the Roman era.  Originally they were used to facilitate irrigation in the surrounding fields.  They're around now mainly for the aesthetic quality.... Read more >

Tags: hama, norias, syria


Damascus, Syria

Sunday, 7 Dec 2008 | Views [413]

Ok, I'm finally writing my Damascus thing.  Obviously, I liked it there.  Three days turned into two weeks.  It was difficult pulling myself away from there.  We went to a Sheesha bar everynight next to our hotel.  It was the type of place you shake ... Read more >

Tags: damascus, sheesha, syria


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Palmyra, Syria

Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | Views [413] | Comments [1]

I didn't think it would be possible to see to many Roman ruins.  I'm "ruined" out after Palmyra.  It's a small town, with a scattered Roman city on it's outskirts.  As usual, not to many tourists, so the highlight was crawling and climbing ... Read more >

Tags: palmyra, roman ruins, syria


Gallery: Palmyra, Syria

Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Update.

Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | Views [305]

So, I'm in Damascus right now.  I really liked it here so when I finished Lebanon I came back.  In a few days or a week or so, I'll head to Northern Syria.  Then Turkey.  I think I'll be spending Christmas in Turkey.  I'm not sure where I'll go from there.... Read more >

Tags: dont watch the news anymore


Bosra, Syria

Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | Views [345]

Getting to Bosra was an adventure in itself.  Not because there was a lack of public transportation.  Just the global fact that taxi drivers and bus drivers are the shittiest people in the world.  That's all I'll go into for that.  Also Bosra is right ... Read more >

Tags: bosra, damascus, harem, pictures, syria


Ma'alula, Syria

Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | Views [524] | Comments [1]

Sorry I haven't updated in awhile, I've been keeping myself busy in Damascus.  So far Syria is definitely my favorite middle eastern country.  The people here are so friendly and hospitable.  Even after I tell them I'm American.  I really love Damascus, ... Read more >

Tags: damascus, maalula, middle east, syria


Gallery: Bosra, Syria

Thursday, 20 Nov 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Ma'alula, Syria

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