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... 2, we discover that breakfast in Damascus can be had at a few cents or full-on Western prices. Our German/Oriental fusion indulgence in Muhajreen the day before with Latte and Brezel costs us around $50 for the three of us. The next day, Manu and I pick up Turkish coffee and savoury baked goods at the Bab Touma gate to the old city for less than $2. Zataar remains our food hero. Manu is turning into a food photographer - You'll be able to see the visual documentary ...
... coffee and remains straight. And Saul became Paul. Unlike say, the markets of north Africa, here there is no hassling which makes dawdling a delight.
Taking time out of Damascus we went north west near the border with Lebanon. Sadly not into Lebanon for time and practical reasons. A shame, as it is a place with which I feel I have a connection as in Lebanon I was conceived. My parents met and married there. Bart later told a Greek Orthodox Catholic priest from Lebanon that he and ...
... a week later school begins.
There is very little to no bureacracy that I encountered whilst doing all of this. Everything is straightforward and definitely very different from the AUC. I remember being sent from one office to another at AUC as nobody knew what was going or, or just did not want to take the responsibility of doing something. -The bursar’s office would refuse to take the fees because it was the accounting department that ...
... upscale mezzeh (traditional syrian) restaurant and had a nice meal of olives, pickles, nuts and seeds, goat labneh (goat cheese and olive oil dip)
chicken skewers, fatouche salad (salad), hummus and pita and beers. although expensive (like 30$!!!! which is a lot here), it was just what the doctor ordered. satisfied, we made our way back to damascus. not wanting to pay for public transit, ash and i opted to be dropped off at the souk (hardcore arab ...
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