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.
... own affairs when the last of the British troops pulled out in April 1946. When the State of Israel was declared in 1948, this led to a flood of Palestinian refugees into Lebanon, which is just over the Syrian border, and a series of problems for Syria. In 1963 the Ba’athists seized power in Syria, and in 1967 Syria lost the Golan Heights in the Six Day War with Israel. In 1970 Hafez al-Assad seized power and became Syria’s President. In ...
... apparently been the house of Ananias very long ago. Not being all that religiously informed we weren’t really sure what that meant, but it was underground and had some religious icons in it.
Safur then set off with us trailing behind on our ‘tour’ of the Old City. This turned out to be more about him heading off, turning around occasionally to see if we were still there and Geeps and I trying to keep up while looking around us and, ...