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Travel Blogs from Bloudan
... and myself and the other 'actors' got time to mess around, snap pictures, eat delicious Syrian food, lounge in the sun with a good book and all the other things that are important in an actors' life...
After Ma'loula we visited the Convent of the lady of Saidnaya, another place with Aramaic speakers knocking around. Driving here made me realize how much easier it is to travel around with a van and a local driver; Saidnaya ...
... that spoke a few words of Arab!
Ma'loula is a quiet little mountain town with some nice monasteries only an hour away from Damascus,! We went and visited the monastery of Thecla, one of the early followers of Apostle Paul. The monastery is set in a spectacular spot, built in to the rugged mountains. All the people in town were very nice, from the bakery supplying a feed to other random locals showing us the way. Another ...
Ahmadinajad had just recently visited so there were many billboards with his picture welcoming him to Hezbollah territory... Ayatollah Komeini was also easy to spot, as were typically Iranian savings boxes... But this is Lebanon and seeing a veiled woman after dark smoking a cigarette in a butcher's white-tiled shop maybe shouldn't have shocked me. ...
So the other day I was in the taxi heading to some place and we were stuck in traffic. I'm looking out the window and I see this Malaysian lady gesturing towards me, and trying to tell me something. From what I could figure out she was asking me if I was from the same land she was from. Having being mistaken for being Malaysian so many times I’m obviously used to saying " La La" or in this case I just shook my head indicating no . Mind you this was ...
... caves and nice views of the city, mosque minarets, flags and we met some nice tourist visiting from neighbouring iraq. they were surprised and pleased to know that we had been hearing about their obscure country in the news over the last while...go figure eh? shalan was pretty cool. lots of french fashion, and rich syrians. there is a kfc there. the first north american fast food chain ive seen here in the middle east. it was nice to get a familiar whif of that sweet ...