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... class)! However, the windows all had holes in them and the glass was quite shattered. I spent most of the five hours trying to work out if the holes were from stones or gunshots. Meanwhile, the train rolled through towns that were supposedly under siege, but who would know. Nothing is exposed in this country. That evening the train arrived in Damascus.
My hotel in Damascus had the address of Via Recta and while on the train I already envisaged the problems I ...
... well preserved structures I visited while in Syria. In fact the castle itself was never directly breached by force. Leaving Damascus for a second day trip I headed down to Bosra to see another old Roman theater. By this time I was getting a bit tired of old Roman ruins but this basalt constructed theater was a bit different than the others I had seen in that it was a completely freestanding structure ...
... it out. It was a worthwhile stop (if only for the air conditioning). The highlight for both of us was one security guard who gave us a secret tour of the upstairs portion of the museum, where tourists are not supposed to go. He crept up the stairs silently, like some kind of burglar, peering around the corners to ensure that no one would spot us. What we saw upstairs wasn't of particular interest to us, but the fact that the guard took ...
... important Muslim site afterMecca and Medina
- Umayidd Caliph based here after the schism Had to wear an Obi Wan Kanobe brown robe with all other western women hood kept falling over my eyes, and anoher layer of clothing is the last thing one needs! My mood is not improved by this forced discomfort.
The courtyard is full of families with children running everywhere.
Marble floored with green and fold mosaic pictures on the walls and above the entry to ...
... in the windows along with eggs and milk being sold from the horse carriage, I felt like we were really going to like staying here.
We shared the house with three guys and a girl. Somar was from Syria and Ida was from Bosnia and Musa from Algeria and Tarek was half German and half Syrian. The house was very busy with lots of people coming and going. I loved how there was such a mix of languages spoken and it made me ...