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... They were probably filming a TV series and they were using the citadel as a backdrop. I wondered what CNN would make of all that. Another bloody battle on the streets of Syria.
After checking out of the hotel I took a taxi to the train station and boarded the train for Damascus. This train, despite being in a country far poorer than Italy or France, would have to be one of the most comfortable trains I'd been on in a while. And it cost a grand total of five ...
... don't seem to go to tea houses for some reason... A tea-house will offer coffee and tea (both freshly made according to local customs) and a so-called Shisha, or water-pipe. While enjoying this you can play a variety of (board) games on offer or grab a bit of food. It was quite interesting to see how the younger generation of Syria was enjoying their coffee while playing a computer-game together on a laptop.... Times change!
... for 2 years and discussed a great deal about the city and Syria with us.
Besides relaxing in Damascus for a few days I decided to take a few day trips. My first destination was the crusader fortress named Crak des Chevaliers. Perched on a steep hill high above the surrounding countryside this impenetrable looking fortress, surrounding an even more fortified castle, was one of the most ...
... pre plated and kept in a fridge. Small clear bags come with pita triangles, so as to keep them fesh and soft, in a basket. After the meal, large mountainous plates of fresh fruit arrive. Of course, one can finsih off the meal with tea, coffee and nargillah.
I want to talk about the specific foods here. Going out for mezze, or iftar, or which ever meal, is usually a meal of too much food. I've noticed that the people who work at the restaurants will ...
... so the campsites (if any) are very basic and quite expensive compared to the hotels. But we can’t complain and the campsite had some proper ablutions and hot showers for a change.
With everyone feeling refreshed, we grabbed some more wraps at a nearby restaurant, watched the daily soap with the locals and went to bed for the last time in Syria.