Grand Homs Hotel (Homs al Kabir)
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... looked a bit mental. The shop owner gave us sugary tea in his biggest glasses, and sweets for the road.
Just found out we've got the job at Black Sail (which we applied for recently), so we'll be back in England at the end of Feb!
By the way, we can't access Facebook in Syria, so for people who wrote to me on it recently, send me your email address and I'll be able to reply (email@example.com) : )
... The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by a settlement of Kurds; as a result it was known as Hisn al Akrad, meaning the Castle of the Kurds.
Hitchhiked back to Sexy Lattakia in the back of a pick up!
overall, a pretty fantastic day.
We left Hama and drove towards a major medieval castle from the Crusade period: Krak des Chevalier. It is one of the most famous medieval castle and citadel in the world, on a strategic location for Crusaders from Europe to Jerusalem. After the last Crusaders surrendered the castle to the Muslims, it became known as the Qal'at Al-Hosn in Arabic. It is a must visit place in Syria - 65km west of Homs.
... the food, which is OMG…think about the worst hospital food you’ve eaten..ok now times that by 10..tadaaa you got Austrian Air food. My travel agent had requested "Special/Muslim food" for me. So for breakfast I was expecting a nice bagel with cream cheese, some fruits and may be maybe kind of stretching it but a piece of chocolate cake. Ohohoh What I got was some sticky yellow paste that looked like fermented yogurt, and 5 slices of fruits, while ...
... and quotations for propaganda, not fact. Here the landscape speaks for itself. And it leaves one wondering if the Israelis had a sense of irony, when they turned a hospital into a practice place for murder.
Walking back past flattened buildings that are so small they could have been nothing but homes, the injustice inflicted by others to Middle Easterners seems all to real. When you visit the Palestinian or Iraqi refugee camps, which there are many of in Syria and ...