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Trip: Arab Spring

There are [3] stories from my trip: Arab Spring


Leiden

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | Views [475]

Like so many Dutch cities Leiden is built around the series of canals that link the river with the farming, mercantile and manufacturing interests of the town. Everywhere you walk there are low bridges, clear waterways, and flat bottomed boats moored ... Read more >


Amman

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | Views [900]

Unlike Cairo and Damascus, which were built on plains and count their lives in millennia, Amman wraps around a series of valleys and hills. It is also only a handful of decades old. Consequently Amman is utterly different from the other two cities. In ... Read more >


Railway

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | Views [464]

The Kadem Train Museum opened in 2008 to house the rolling stock of the old Hejaz Railway. A narrow gauge line – the tracks are only a metre wide - it once snaked its way from Damascus to Medina, carrying pilgrims from across the Ottoman ... Read more >