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Haha No I still didn't get there but I got pretty close. At Mt Bental I was standing on the UN trenches and I could see the fence for the border. I could see the border crossing I couldn't use and I could see what was left of Deriq and the new city built in its place.
The ********s at ISIL bombed a kindy in Damascus (the oldest capitol city in the world) last week and they are advancing on Bagdad so I will probably never get to see these ...
... I decided to move on to Damascus despite the warnings.
On my last night in Aleppo after yet another tour around the old citadel, I was confronted by a group of angry people waving rifles alongside armed soldiers. In total, there were about fifty people. I crossed the street, fearing that this could get ugly. It wasn't until I looked back that I noticed that the soldiers were in period costume and there were other people dressed in Bedouin robes. It was a ...
... 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!
... Umayyad mosque,built in 706 AD on top of a Byzantine cathedral which had previously been built over a temple of Jupiter. The food here was more varied as well. While maneuvering through the souq we stopped to enjoy some delicious Damascus ice cream at Bakdash, which has served ice cream here since 1890, and a cinnamon waffle dipped in hot chocolate. We also met a guy named Denny who had lived ...
As our party is still feeling under the weather, for a stagnating yet probably needed fifth day in a row, I figure its time to commit myself to a good entry on food. Food, as with everywhere in the world, and to Lou and I expecially, is such an important part of every culture and our journey.
For a coincidental second, and only other time visiting a muslim country, Louis and I have found ourselves in th emiddle of Ramadan. As the month of daytime fasting ...