Cham Palace Damascus
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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 ...
... are one thing, reality and human ingenuity another. It's very easy to access any banned website through a proxy server so in all the internet cafes, coffee shops or hostels you'll see Syrians wasting away as much time on Facebook as denizens of any western country. Take that Bashar al-Assad!
An oft asked question of travellers bound for Syria is, “why Syria?” or “are you insane?”. This refrain comes not only from ...
... low travel fund, we decided against most suggestions of having to see it at sunrise and sunset, and it being way too hot to be standing out in a desert ruin in the mid afternoon, to make a day trip of going to Palmyra. So we packed our day pack-two bottles of water, granola bars, cameras and lonely planets and got in the car with papa, who drove us to the bus station and helped us get our tickets and all. I could tell Louis was feeling a ...
... us and kinda laughed at us, although i agreed that it was laughing matter, ash may not have agreed. feel free to mention this to her later to see what she will say...keep 3 feet of distance for safety.
all in all it was a good day....but i really really dont recommend being a foreigner getting lost in damascus.its over 4 million people in a place smaller than peterborough or st catherines.
im glad to be back in bed now.
shakran (thank you)