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... that the border could close and we would be stuck in Syria. Worse still. I would be stuck at the border with a whinging English guy, complaining about everything that is wrong with this part of the world without for one second realising that part of the problem is his insensitivity towards this region and his total disinterest in the language. If you don't even know how to say thank you in the local language - really, don't travel.
Passing through Lebanese ...
From filming in monasteries around Damascus on the first day, we got into filming in Damascus itself for the next 3 days. Wednesday’s shots were all around the old city walls, re-enacting some ancient scenes. I didn’t have to act in these: my story line revolves around 4 backpackers travelling around Syria seeing various sites and doing a number of different activities. The other story line is for 2 actors (Seraphine and Neil) who travel Syria as a couple and ...
... like Mexicans ready to play in a mariachi band. But the food was...great, to say the least. If one night was good, the following one would only be better.
Usually I would start my walks at the entrance of the Souk al-Hamidiya. This is a covered souk where one finds every kind of merchandise, clothing, antiques, food, e.t.c. Two columns at the end of the main thoroughfare are part of the old Jupiter Temple, then the Umayyad Mosque appears.
... to the mosque. Eventually they morphed into institutions unto themselves, and occasionally into monumental structural complexes. As important social centers, they were built in almost every Ottoman city. In Damascus I am aware of at least half a dozen, though the actual number in the city is anyone's guess. As the entrance is often only written in Arabic, my limited ability to read the lacy script has proved useful in seeking out ...
... This place is a wonderland for anyone who loves to eat, loves to cook or appreciates ingredients.
Of course, at the supermarket, you can find everything else. Lots of vegetable ghee, international cheeses, olive oils, fruit syrups, breads, wickid ice creams, chocolates from England (Lion-my favorite), cereals, yogurts, freezer products and LOTS of pharmacy products (olive oil soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc).
so to that, I say. Ramadan Kareem!