Travel Blogs from Homs, Syria

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Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!, Homs, Syria travel blog

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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 When learning a new language, I usually cover the basics:  hello/goodbye, please/thank you, yes/no, how much/too expensive, and maybe a few numbers.  But ‘welcome’ is not usually one of them.  However, to Syrians, this ...

Man Problems..., Homs, Syria travel blog

Man Problems...

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... the seems with them, stores were crowded with them, sitting along the side of the road, walking, driving - men, men, men! Now in Syria, it seems to be very much a ‘man’s society’ again with men everywhere and in large numbers.  But ...

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Really Bad Day!, Homs, Syria travel blog

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Really Bad Day!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... I was finally sent downstairs into a little room.  They wanted all sorts of crazy information like phone numbers and address in Syria.  When I finally got through all the hassles the woman tried to rip me off.  As if I could grow to ...

Aleppo Cont'd and Homs, Homs, Syria travel blog

Aleppo Cont'd and Homs

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... pounds, with tips. I should have told him that tips were included in the 1,650 that we had agreed on. Syria has some stunning fortresses. Although they were built around the same time (11th Century) Chevaliers was even more impressive that the ...

Managed to get myself out of bed and drink ..., Krac De Chevaliers/Homs, Syria travel blog

Managed to get myself out of bed and drink ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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... . Also saw the rather disturbing sight of a few too many troop carriers heading from the army camp north of Palmyra west towards the Syria/Israel border. Hmmm. There were also a number of sojies on the bus who were going to the camp to get briefed on ...

Attacking the Castle, Homs, Syria travel blog

Attacking the Castle

A travel blog entry by seanandjeannie

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Jeannie here.  Just a brief note so Sean can tell you more.  As our guide Bashar likes to say, we "attacked" the castle today and found a well-preserved Crusade-era castle.  I especially liked the Richard the Lion Heart lions on the wall ...

The Krak des Chevaliers, Homs, Syria travel blog

The Krak des Chevaliers

A travel blog entry by thistlecheck

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... ! Here goes my history lesson of the Castle of the Knights The Krak des Chevalier is one of the best medieval monuments in Syria. It was first built as a Kurdish Garrison in 1031 but fell to the Crusaders in 1098. The Knights Hospitallers (the Knights ...

Laptop + bus + boring + Kenny Rogers = ?, Homs, Syria travel blog

Laptop + bus + boring + Kenny Rogers = ?

A travel blog entry by kevinwanders

On a fair winter morning On a bus bound for Homs I wrote a new blog entry Though I probably should sleep But I've also been staring Out the window at Damascus The city's drab and boring But the hills are kind of neat. I'll say that I spent this ...

Crusader Castles of Syria, Krak des Chevaliers, Syria travel blog

Crusader Castles of Syria

A travel blog entry by fifoota

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... winding roads leading towards it.  The area is heavily wooded, a delight after the barren landscape across the rest of Syria.  Unlike Krak and Marqab, Saladin's was never the property of the military orders such as the Knights Templar and the ...

St Simeons Monastery and Basilica, Hims, Syria travel blog

St Simeons Monastery and Basilica

A travel blog entry by mikeandfi

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Today is looking like a big day, we trundle off into the countryside to visit St Simeon's Basilica. St Simeon is the funny guy who started sitting on poles and dispensing advice to all of those beneath him. I am not saying St Simeon is silly, ...

Syria, some green before the desert, Hom, Hama, Syria travel blog

Syria, some green before the desert

A travel blog entry by jfontanieu

... dans les rues d'Hama, étonnamment vides, donnant à ma ballade une dimension étrange, très agréable. J'ai regagné Homs tranquillement.   ...

sex maniacs, Homs, Syria travel blog

sex maniacs

A travel blog entry by asci

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so, da bin ich wieder...ich reise wieder mit aurelie aus frankreich zusaqmmen und wir erleben taeglich neue abenteuer... zum beispiel waren wir am eufrat in alten ruinen stoebern...wollten eigtl. in der ruine schlafen aber nachdem aurelie dann von einem ...

Krack des chevaliers, Homs, Syria travel blog

Krack des chevaliers

A travel blog entry by reveu

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prochaine étape, l'imanquable visite du krak des Chevaliers. On y accède sans problème à partir de Homs après un voyage en bus d'environ 1 heure en minibus (50 £S je crois). Le problème est de se loger. Il existe quelques hotels dans le village et ...

Crusader castle and a Pro-Government Rally, Homs, Syria travel blog

Crusader castle and a Pro-Government Rally

A travel blog entry by alexjasonworld

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... take a drive through a crowd of people drunk with the power of demonstration. With increasing uncertainty about the situation in Syria and a slight feeling of unease about the rallies last night we made a decision to head straight to Palmyra and skip the ...

Damascus - Homs - Palmyra, Homs, Syria travel blog

Damascus - Homs - Palmyra

A travel blog entry by antonunterwegs

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Crac des Chevaliers, Homs, Syria travel blog

Crac des Chevaliers

A travel blog entry by christineatkins

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Syria has been a country of winners.  Yesterday we had an audio winner, today we have a visual one.  Best hotel room view...and we had beers on the balcony to enjoy it.  Today we paid a visit to Crac des Chevaliers - a famour crusader ...

Day 4 - Syrian Experiance, Homs, Syria travel blog

Day 4 - Syrian Experiance

A travel blog entry by kdaniel7979

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... advice......follow a some big trucks and try to be at the end of the row....just in case. Around 23:00 we pulled into Homs, Syria and found one average hotel, not too bad, but as they say...."Any port in a storm.." Tomorrow......."Running for the border" ...

Jul 01, 2011, Kafrah Homs Syria, Syria travel blog

Jul 01, 2011

A travel blog entry by ziadalasmar

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Manolo's hummus dream turns into reality, Homs, Syria travel blog

Manolo's hummus dream turns into reality

A travel blog entry by helman

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... and later used by the Arabs. There wasn't too much left of the castle except the outside walls but it's supposedly one of Syria's main attractions so HelMan obviously had to visit the site. The highlight of the day was a small place opposite of our ...

Dead Cities and Apamea, Hama, Syria travel blog

Dead Cities and Apamea

A travel blog entry by calch

Hama was my base for exploring Krak de Chavliers, Musyaf Castle, the Dead Cities and Apaema for the past 2 days. The highlights have to be Krak and Apaema, though Serjilla of the dead cities was quite worth the trek as well. Tip: Try to combine Krak, ...

Day 5 - Krak de Chevaliers, Homs, Syria travel blog

Day 5 - Krak de Chevaliers

A travel blog entry by joyce.kwong

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...  to the Muslims, it became known as the Qal'at Al-Hosn in Arabic.  It is a must visit place in Syria - 65km west of Homs.  The site was an extensive double fort - with 2 sets of high walls against attacks.  Inside, there was ...

Homs!, Homs, Syria travel blog

Homs!

A travel blog entry by musaafirah

Homs is a lovely place, when you arrive there are some shops with delicious sweets (sugar almond coated) for cheap! The streets are so much more wider and the air is generally cleaner as well as the streets. The people are really friendly and the taxi is ...

The 70`s re`lived, Homs, Syria travel blog

The 70`s re`lived

A travel blog entry by passier

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Dear friends and family, we are currently in one of the biggest city`s of Syria Homs. From here we will go into Lebanon to the city Tripoli that is located at the sea. The weather is really good, the sun is shining and there is no rain expected. Currently ...

The Crack!!!, Homs, Syria travel blog

The Crack!!!

A travel blog entry by catvix

Crusader ...

Qal'at al-Ḥiṣn aka Saladin Castle, Homs, Syria travel blog

Qal'at al-Ḥiṣn aka Saladin Castle

A travel blog entry by ddtravelpants

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Hitched a ride to Crusader Castle with my new friend Suhayeb. Picked up a Frenchman by the name of Clemente at Krak des Chevaliers.  Explored one of the most important preserved medieval military castles in the world.  A snipet from ...

Crac des Chevaliers, Homs, Syria travel blog

Crac des Chevaliers

A travel blog entry by mohammednissar

... trick and one month of fighting. Carc des Chevaliers was built on the site of a former castle erected by the emirs of Homs to accommodate Kurdish garrisons; "Carc" is a modification of the Arab word "Qal'a". The citadel covers an area of 3000 square ...

Homs, Homs, Syria travel blog

Homs

A travel blog entry by gearoids

Just passed through here a couple of times over the last couple of days! :) Nothing worth mentioning! ...

a nice/dissapointing end to my weekend., Homs, Syria travel blog

a nice/dissapointing end to my weekend.

A travel blog entry by knifehammer

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... of you who dont know, krak is one of the best preserved crusader castles in the world and is one of my main interests in syria. the only thing is...i got very sick while staying at the francis...so sick in fact, that i had to leave the castle right after ...

salaam alaykum, Homs, Syria travel blog

salaam alaykum

A travel blog entry by suzymartin

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... We all arrived on the same day and booked in for one night- but ended up staying four. The cycling has been pretty lightweight in Syria; it's just too tempting to take up offers for shay (tea)! And tea takes a long time here, about 20 minutes brewing ...

syria adventure travel company, Homs Hamah Aleppo Safita Alhasakah Latakiya Kasab Idlib  pal, Syria travel blog

syria adventure travel company

A travel blog entry by syriaadventure

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The company (Syria adventure) aims at introducing trekking in Syria as a start of its activities within this dynamic destination being a virgin land with many opportunities for tourism growth. It  also, will offer all adventure related activities . ...

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