Fardoss Tower Hotel
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... like a warm welcome. No more suspicion. No more tension. When I asked how much a visa would be if I stayed for a few weeks, the officer said, "I have an uncle in Sydney. For you? Free. You can stay for three months. Oh - and welcome to Lebanon". Within minutes our taxi continued over the mountains of Lebanon and then, there it was. Beirut - wedged between mountains and the sea - the water glistening in the sun and the city below. A Middle Eastern oasis. That's it! I'm staying here! ...
... back in time at the ancient sites (like the walls of Damascus). It's still pretty nice though to walk around the old walls, the Bab Sarqi gate and other old features of the city.
The same afternoon we filmed in the Umayyad mosque and Azem palace. The means of transport was quite unusual: minibus. Right through the market. Which involved a lot of honking and near-misses. Normally there is only pedestrian traffic in the market but our driver felt he had to ...
... pretty raw), or kibbeh krue, which is just raw ground meat served with olive oil. All in all, food for the local or the super adventurist (like my dad)
-Meat: lots of kebabs are orderable, as well as roast chicken, and cherry kebabs (an Aleppo delight-ground lamb balls, on a skewer above and below a bed of pita and just swimmingin a great cherry sauce). All the meats come above and below pita on a plate, presumably to absorb the flavours and greases, to ...
We got back into Syria quite painlessly sharing a taxi with an old Arab couple. We get dropped in the hotel district. Erin minds the bag whilst Mark tries to find the hotel we want to stay in. It is fully booked out but we find a room in another recommended hotel which has a lot of old world charm and is a great price.
We head out for old town, exploring the souqs and succumbing to ...
... this part of the city’s history was behind it, so we were expecting a rather more civilised wander this time round.
Met at the airprot by our guide/driver Safur, we engaged in a very sedate drive into the city, deposited by the Touma (East) gate around 10pm. A hotel bellboy was waiting for us with a trolley for our luggage and set off at a cracking pace through a small cobbled street being shared by all manner of people and cars - we ...