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When we left Lebanon, Damascus was our first stop. Right away we realized Syria was quite a bit more conservative than the other countries. It was so insanely hot, and I had to cover up the most. It was miserable… I felt like one of those old men that have a sweating problem. To sum up food, it wasn't the best. Luke lived off shawarmas, while I lived off of ...
... first quote.
"No no, Mr. cab driver, I'll give you 1"
"No, 20. 20 good price for you."
"you'll take me for 1 or I'll get out and walk" I said, knowing very well that it wasn't that far.
We bantered back and forth before he finally accepted my offer.
Three minutes later he dropped me off at the station
I grabbed my bag out of the back and handed him 1JD, which was still too much.
"have a nice day" he said
"up yours" ...
... Had early night, slept outside for first time on mat. It was a very windy night, quite noisy but I think I only slept a little bit. Feeling absolute **** I was told I still had to go to Lebanon. I wasn’t too happy at all (due to some reason, group visa ****) and no refund even thought haven’t paid. I was very ****** off with our tour guide.
... men may not wear shorts. Next door is Saladin's tomb.
The mosque has a large courtyard, where you can see the mosaic on the entrance wall. Inside there were large groups of people on tours, many from Iran as the mosque is a pilgrimage site for Shiite Muslims. There is a tomb allegedly holding John the Baptist's head. Shiite women would go up and kiss the outer enclosure of the tomb.
... is that they make it very awkward and difficult about the visas on the border but most people can get them in the end. Why don't they agree to issue visas on the border with extra fee. I think most of the tourists are happy to pay $20 to $30 for express visa service on the border rather than charging $5 bribe, but I guess that's how they want to operate the visas…
Anyway, our taxi driver was little ...