Ebla Cham Palace Damascus
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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.
... lettuce and fresh herbs), shawarma ("meat" or chicken sliced off thin, left in the fat, wrapped with garlic sauce in the same thin bread, then soaked in the fat some more-no pickles, nothing fresh, just meat and sauce and grease), fataya (multiple flat breads baked with zataar (a thyme heb and seed paste), labneh, different cheeses, a tomato sauce, or meats).
-Kibbeh is ground meat and you can get it in a baked, ball form (although the meat on the ...
But in general - everything is fine, I survive and even manage to have fun!
Now, the biggest challenge is to find time for meditation and spiritual practice.
that's not in the leader's agenda either ...