Cote d'Azur de Cham Resort - Lattakia
Travel Blogs from Lattakia
Syria's in ruins! Was this the cry the Bush Administration heeded when they declared Syria one of the so-called Axis of Evil? I would have to agree with them, but my take on 'ruins' and theirs would be vastly different. If we're talking about ruins, I'd call it one of the Axis of Treasures!
Sitting in a cafe in Doha one fine sunny morning …
... munten en glaswerk) te slijten aan de enkele toeristen die voor het ogenblik de site bezoeken. Als we zeggen dat we niet geļnteresseerd zijn dringen ze gelukkig niet aan.
De site ligt een beetje 'out of the beaten track' en daardoor niet onder de voet gelopen door hordes toeristen.
De stad was al heel lang bewoond, de overblijfselen gaan terug tot het 2e en 3e Millenium voor Christus.
In 300 v.Chr. werd Apamea gesticht door Seleucus ...
... This is the last full day of filming and by now we have developed a pretty nice relationship between the Syrian crew and the western backpackers. Especially Ali, the older Syrian guy that looks like Saddam Hussein is a very nice man and full of humor. We also found out that whilst all of the staff claim to be devout Moslims, most of them love to have a beer with dinner. But not Ali, he claims ...
... and are of great significance to the biblical scholarship
Places of Interest
Royal Palace - 90 rooms laid out around enclosed courtyards
Temple of Baal - the king son of El
Temple of Dragon - the god of fertility and wheat
Royal Cave Tombs
Smith, Mark S., 2001. Untold Stories ; The Bible and Ugaritic Studies in the Twentieth ...
... I felt like them.
Despite the awful smells of Lattakia (streets lining with shops selling both dead and live chickens, and the stage in between I'm sure was responsible for the smell) it was worth the trip for the castle. It has inspired me to visit every castle I can in Syria (which would take a very long time).
I rose again very early to journey back to Aleppo (road tripping tomorrow hopefully with my Aleppine friends). I ...