Travel Blogs from Tartus, Syria

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Defenders of The Faith, Krak des Chevaliers, Syria travel blog

Defenders of The Faith

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Prelude: On the Mediterranean Tartus is a Mediterranean town known for its Crusader connections.  Immediately, one thing became apparent to me as I arrived and walked around to find a hotel: the place was stylish and many women were unveiled, ...

Tartus, Tartus, Syria travel blog

Tartus

A travel blog entry by jstern

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... incredibly friendly and it was the first time I didn't spot a single tourist for 2 days straight. Also, my chance encounters proved Tartus to have a very diverse population, as I met scores of Iraqis who relocated here during the war, as well as a few ...

Two Castles and a Bus, Tartus, Syria travel blog

Two Castles and a Bus

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle

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... and Syrian guys even wore shorts at times; none of that in Aleppo (or even in Hama where I am now).  The evidence that Syria is a crossroads of empires is also evident, as there are people who look Arab, Greek, have blue, or green eyes, red hair ...

The Big One, Tartus, Syria travel blog

The Big One

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle

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... , and not much to see.  Some of it dates from the 5th Century.  Lots of St George icons; apparently he is buried in Syria. Went to Husn Suleyman, which is a ruined temple, first to Baal and then Zeus, until the Fourth Century.  Best part of ...

Railway sleepers, Tartus, Syria travel blog

Railway sleepers

A travel blog entry by jimmymacfad

... . Cheap hotel, more kebabs and sleep re-energised me somewhat and an early start saw the next day’s ride bring me to Tartus.  I was starting to regain my power, met Ibrahim and Josef who worked at the the Tartus train station and spent a ...

Melo(n)drama, Tartus, Syria travel blog

Melo(n)drama

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

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... want to be held responsible for the safety of foreigners. It was one of those eerie moments – maybe not all is well in Syria after all.  They “got rid” of us by taking us to the nearby beach – “a beautiful place to ...

Taxi Drivers and the Perils of

Taxi Drivers and the Perils of "yes"

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle

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It's been a few days.  My hotel in Tartus (Tartous) didn't let me post anything, and there were no internet cafes I could find. Took a bus from Aleppo to Lattakia, which is on the coast of Syria and has its nice beaches.  I hopped in a cab in ...

château d'el Marquab et le crack des chevaliers**, Tartus, Syria travel blog

château d'el Marquab et le crack des chevaliers**

A travel blog entry by loelai

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In English En espanol German tartus et l'île d'arouad  Tartous est une petite ville sans grand interêt, où j'ai pu m'apercevoir de la mentalité un pau salace de la population maculine syrienne : un gars d'une quarantaine d'année m'a ...

last night  in Syria,   Tartus, Syria travel blog

last night in Syria

A travel blog entry by camel1

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... . On the way i stopped at al Hosn castle. One of the most preserved castles i've seen. Spend an hour there and continued to tartus. Arrived at 1:30 and my boat leaves at 6. Check in supposed to be 4. Stopped 4 petrol and a taxi driver came up and showed ...

Tartus, Tartus, Syria travel blog

Tartus

A travel blog entry by madspetersen

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Fire dage i Tartur, som ligger ud til Middelhavet, blev brugt til affaldsoe (Arwad), der var korsriddernes sidste bastion inden de trak sig tilbage til Cypern, korsridderborge og almindelig afslapning. Enkelte af billederne er ledsaget med lidt tekst - ...

Castle Explorer, Tartous, Syria travel blog

Castle Explorer

A travel blog entry by fatduck

... I know he is 12 - that would be legal in Alberta. In my first entry I mentioned that there is a certain stigma about Syria because of its government. On a more overt level the goverment here wants to know about the people on its territory. Like in ...

Tartus: The view, oh, the view!, Tartus, Syria travel blog

Tartus: The view, oh, the view!

A travel blog entry by sting

... there's no women to be found in Syria (and in the Middle East for that matter)! They are ALL in the sea-side town of Tartus. It's amazing. Beautiful women on the street, to my left, to my right, groups of two, groups of three and all dressed very ...

Development and Death in the Hills, Tartus, Syria travel blog

Development and Death in the Hills

A travel blog entry by petcul

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I have a rough plan, no map and no Miss Direction to ride the back roads in the hills behind Tartus. I spend a happy hour at Amrit having a chat with some Phoenicians who lived there around the 3rd century BC. It's an interesting place because they ...

Tartus, Tartus, Syria travel blog

Tartus

A travel blog entry by honeybees

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Relaxing, Tartus, Syria travel blog

Relaxing

A travel blog entry by mneumann

Michael (the other) got ill. So it's better to relax for another day. We visit the "beautiful" island not far away from Tartus. ...

Unbreachable, Tartous, Syria travel blog

Unbreachable

A travel blog entry by choy

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... castles from the time of the Crusades. The best preserved and probably the strongest was Croc de Cavalier, near the city of Tartus. Placed very strategically in a break in a long mountain range it was built with all the experience gained from centuries of ...

A Last minute Change of Plans, Tartus, Syria travel blog

A Last minute Change of Plans

A travel blog entry by jathomaz

... , eating breakfast, and mailing my package (40$ usd) and I arrived at the trainstation at 2:55. The next train was leaving at 3PM to Tartus, so I jumped on it for half a Usd. At Tartus, I took a cab to the hotel, and I was greeted by the owner, who ...

Alep - Tartous, Tartus, Syria travel blog

Alep - Tartous

A travel blog entry by reveu

Pour arriver à Tartous on a pris le train depuis la gare d'Alep situé à proximité du parc public. Il faut ensuite prendre le bus de Lattakia à Tartous (environ 1h). Enfin au bord de la mer ! Ca fait bien plaisir de retrouver le soleil et la mer ...

The swing of things, Tartus, Syria travel blog

The swing of things

A travel blog entry by jmckerricher

... slowness. We drove on for some time then the driver pulled off the road and came to a stop in front of a small souq. "Tartus" he claimed. I paid him and thanked him, waved good-bye to my trip companions, slung on my pack and strolled down to the city ...

At the coast, Tartus, Syria travel blog

At the coast

A travel blog entry by mneumann

After visiting Krak des Chevaliers, an old castle, we continue our trip to Tartus. Michael got sick on the journey. ...

The Kindness of Strangers, Tartus, Syria travel blog

The Kindness of Strangers

A travel blog entry by petcul

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... climbs through pine woods. The scent is refreshing. I pass through a mountain village before getting dumped on to a main road to Tartus. My destination, I hope, is a hotel I stayed at 6 years ago south of Banyas. I ride through hills, now heavily ...

Tartus, Tartus, Syria travel blog

Tartus

A travel blog entry by serkan.okter

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