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... and thrive here for trade routes were used commonly and it was efficient way to travel.For even though the government was a monarchy the people around me seemed to be living in peace, going about their ways and trading amongst each other. Also I learned that the caliph was a great patron of arts since I saw so many artwork being traded and sold in the market square. The currency here seems like a novelty to me rather than used for serious purposes. For one of ...
... coming together. The studying I did in Canada prior to my departure has payed off; however I still walk out of every class, brain spinning, voice box aching.
After class I go home, study, and catch up with my room-mates. Other than my studies I pass my days wandering the city, eating, drinking tea, and playing chess with my room-mates in the courtyard. "Bone idleness?" -it's such an easy existence even the cat is ...
... of their wine-- it is sweet, like port.
Had dinner with some people from the hostel. Had lukewarm chicken in yogurt...not good, but I couldn't understand the menu.
I didn't get the chance to hear anyone speak Aramaic, or if I did I didn't notice. With the crowds for the festival, the nuns and monks were pretty occupied.
... in weeks. It was great.
Of course anywhere you dine here will be accompanied by olives and pickles, nuts and fresh fruits to the end. It was nice to have a western spin on things, and especially to eat so lavishly at an expensive hotel, with stray kitties running around and plastic looking euro-arabic women smoking slims around us. What a night for a couple of budget stricken "kids". It was great.
... of the mosque. The building is massive, a rectangular hall divided longitudinally by two lines of pillars, with four massive columns and arches in the middle supporting the dome. The three roofs have timber trusses supporting longitudinal logs with tiles above, quite an engineering and architectural exercise.
The northern section, one 15 metre bay wide and the full 100 metres long is the woman's section, the other two are for men. There is ...