Travel Blogs from Palmyra, Syria

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Queen Zenobia, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Queen Zenobia

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... 's’s facial masks, we had a great time talking about all sorts of things.  Like camels.  His father raises camels in Palmyra, and he’s just a good-old-boy who grew up on the range with a few camels to call his own.  He told ...

Date pancakes vs. bananas, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Date pancakes vs. bananas

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... moonlight in the distance. Amazing. The night was spent again at the pancake house, indulging in more pancakes. I could not leave Palmyra without trying a date pancake, the local specialty. I also tried a cheese and apricot jam pancake as well, which was ...

Desert Oasis, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Desert Oasis

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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And so we were off to see Palmyra or Tadmor, as the locals call it, Syria's greatest attraction. Palmyra is an ancient city that was built on an oasis in the middle of nowhere and has long since been reclaimed by the desert. A town has grown up around the ...

Idols and Ruins in the Syrian Desert, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Idols and Ruins in the Syrian Desert

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... sold their wares.  A nearby agora was full of traders and tax collectors from the adjacent tariff court, building Palmyra's wealth.  The floors were covered in fine mosaics of Mediterranean patterns and gods: Dionysus, Athena, Zeus, Solomon's Chains, ...

Palmyran Pimps.., Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Palmyran Pimps..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... interests. Since then a steady flow of travellers have made the trek out into the desert from Aleppo and other parts of Syria. Palmyra's greatest days were when Zenobia started ruling Palmyra on behalf of her son Vaballath. Zenobia with the help of her ...

Palmyra - decidedly surpassable, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Palmyra - decidedly surpassable

A travel blog entry by jambo

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Two nights in Damascus is plenty and early on Monday morning we take the bus out to Palmyra.  This is supposedly the place to see in Syria, if the guidebooks are to be believed.  The Lonely Planet raves about its "unsurpassable magnificence" and ...

Ghosts in the desert, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Ghosts in the desert

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... sky. I got all that, and more. As I lugged my sheesha-encumbered pack through the door of the Bel Shaamin Guesthouse in Palmyra Town, I was surprised, very pleasantly so, to be greeted with a "Oh! Hello, Connor!" Who should be sitting in the ...

Palmyra, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Palmyra

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... like a shithole! So, we took the easy way out, a taxi driver approached us and offered a fare, its a 2 hour drive to Palmyra, he eventually came down a little in price, and given the circumstances we jumped in the taxi. We drove through the city and ...

Palmyra: Roman ruins in the desert, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Palmyra: Roman ruins in the desert

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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Situated on an eastern arterial road about 130km from Homs is the ancient Greco-Roman city of Palmyra, Syria's premier tourist attraction and one of the world's best preserved ruin sites. Initially a caravan town for 1,000 years until around the ...

Palmyra, Land of Heat, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Palmyra, Land of Heat

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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In the middle of the Syria desert sits the ruined city of Palmyra. While the modern town of Palmyra is underwhelming, a walk through the columns of the old city is fascinating. Check out my little movie for an impromptu history lesson. I'm bored of ...

Palmyra crap, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Palmyra crap

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... in the morning, saying goodbye to another city. We headed north as we were going to see another ancient Roman ruin. Palmyra. These ruins were excavated around 1935 according to our guide and both French and German archaeologists worked on this, side by ...

Ancient city of Palmyra, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Ancient city of Palmyra

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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Heading to Palmyra, we saw signs pointing to Baghdad and I hope that one day, like so many displaced Iraqis that we have met, can travel safely there once again.  It was from this desert that they feisty beauty Queen Zenobia ruled her empire back in ...

The Palms And Peace Of Palmyra., Palmyra, Syria travel blog

The Palms And Peace Of Palmyra.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... to the children and they called out greetings and ran along with us. Unlike most of the places we had visited in Syria so far the town of Palmyra is quite small which made a pleasant change. Palmyra is a huge Oasis in the desert. Palm trees and greenery ...

Palmyra, Palmya, Syria travel blog

Palmyra

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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... However, it is in a perfect high spot to watch the sunset. How beautifully the setting sun lights the ruins... I looked down on Palmyra and realized how small it was. Later, my driver Mohammad told me that the population was about 100,000. Most probably, ...

Palmyra, The Bride of the Desert, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Palmyra, The Bride of the Desert

A travel blog entry by thistlecheck

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... two days to see everything and this is what we did. I will start by giving a brief history lesson. Palmyra is located in the centre of Syria and is Syria's most famous tourist attraction. It is an oasis and was centrally located for trade between ...

Romping on Roman Ruins, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Romping on Roman Ruins

A travel blog entry by mminton

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We left after class at the end of the week and headed out to Palmyra to check out the ruins. We arrived in the evening around 8:00 pm after a 3.5 hour bus ride, and found a place to stay. We swam in the small pool there and then headed out to the ruins ...

Roman Ruins, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Roman Ruins

A travel blog entry by andrew_leesia

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... . Palmyra [established in X time], was an ancient trading city that provided an extensive trade network that linked Mesopotamia and northern Syria. Palmyra was also known at 'The Bride of the Desert’. The Hebrew bible mentions Palmyra as the ...

Crac addict, Qal'at al-Husn, Syria travel blog

Crac addict

A travel blog entry by kevinwanders

... as dreary-looking as all the accounts say it is. Because I got a late start thanks to my errands in Damascus (there are 22 ATMs in Syria that I can use, and the first one I went to was out of service), I wound up hitting Homs a little later than I wanted. ...

Nearly Slipped into Iraq, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Nearly Slipped into Iraq

A travel blog entry by harryabroad

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... local sweets which included plenty of free samples we bounced back to the car on a sugar high ready to head out to Palmyra in the western Jordan desert. Interestingly whilst the car was parked presumably kids attempted to remove the winch rope from the ...

Three litres champagne, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Three litres champagne

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... me – I was napping.  Still, we never felt unsafe in Syria and would not trade the opportunity to travel in Syria for anything.  Palmyra was also the closest that we got to the Iraq border:  +/- 150 km from the border…  We ...

In the Syrian Desert, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

In the Syrian Desert

A travel blog entry by evamaria85

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We have now reached Palmyra, I know that I have heard of it in classical literature, but I can't remeber excatly where. We left Hama this morning and arrived here around 2pm. We havn't done anything this afternoon as it is way too hot to do anything, ...

Nov 17, 2010, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Nov 17, 2010

A travel blog entry by gcmozafer

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Desert Ruins, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Desert Ruins

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle

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Toured Palmyra today.  Was pretty empty, I had expected more tour groups but they mostly came and went quickly in big bunches. The site is unfenced, and you have to pay only if you want to visit a couple off--limit places.  It was pretty cool in ...

Syrian Hospitality, Deir ez-Sur, Syria travel blog

Syrian Hospitality

A travel blog entry by actions_travels

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... down the numberplates of our minibuses. As he turned up at the bus station to see us leave Deir es-Zur and the east of Syria, we insisted on a photo of us posing with him (looking a little disgruntled). A memento of our run-in with the Syrian (not so) ...

The Ancient City of Palmyra, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

The Ancient City of Palmyra

A travel blog entry by evamaria85

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... but maybe that's because we had a guide here, while we were left to wander on our on at Ephesos. It was pretty hot walking around Palmyra, so in the afternoon Aldo from Peru and I to a pool to cool down a bit, this resultet in the both of us smelling like ...

Oh sweet Palmyra, the desert, ruins and beddouins, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Oh sweet Palmyra, the desert, ruins and beddouins

A travel blog entry by hayleybay

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... were prepared the next night though, with extra blankets and the heater turned on an hour or so before bed!!   The ruins at Palmyra were just spectacular. In AD 217 Rome took control of it, but prior to that it had been under the Greeks and before ...

Palmyra, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Palmyra

A travel blog entry by finrod3791

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Too Conservative for Lyrics, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Too Conservative for Lyrics

A travel blog entry by coigreach

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... get the more I understand that life is so fragile and that my spirit of invincibility I had ın my 20s was slowly disappearing.    Palmyra was an ıncredıble place.  It was at ıts heıght ın the fırst two centurıes AD as part of the ...

The Desert City, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

The Desert City

A travel blog entry by purplefrog

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... quite boring, just the odd irrigated olive plantation to bring a touch of dusty greyish green to the otherwise dusty landscape. Palmyra town itself is an oasis in the desert landscape with date and olive plantations surrounding it. The ruins of the ...

Palmyra, Palmyra, Syria travel blog

Palmyra

A travel blog entry by donna321

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Palmyra - 2nd c. Roman ruins in the middle of the desert and lots of Bedouins . . ...

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