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Sorry for the delay, but too tired to write yesterday.
After a great day driving and swimming in the dead sea, we decided to get an early start to the Jordan - Syrian border.
The city of Amman is to say the least, not the easiest place to drive, so we bypassed the center on our way to the border.
We arrived at the border …
... worth it, a huge fairytale castle with a big moat and lots of dark, secret passages.
On returning to Homs, while waiting for our bus to Palmyra, we watched 4 water tankers pass the station equipped with people stopping water cannons, 3 ambulances pass in the opposite direction with sirens blazing, and the number of military officers in our presence continuing to grow.
We've been in Syria for just over a week now, apologies to the family for being a bit blog-shy, internet access isn't so easy to come by here. Really enjoyed Aleppo. There was a nice group of people at the hostel, including a 22-year old Swiss goatherd and his Moroccan girlfriend (who were hitch-hiking), and a Canadian (who was learning Arabic). We all arrived on the same day and booked in for one night- but ended up staying four.
... which makes it one of the most complete Crusaders fortresses in existence. It is enormous and so very evocative of the Middle Ages. You could sense the Crusaders on the battlements racing through the narrow path, dropping stone missiles or hot oil, on to their enemies below; arrows flying out of the meurtrieres and you could almost smell the horses in the vast, vaulted stables in the lowest sections of the fortress. We ...
so....after a nice...yet intense time in aleppo, our trip brought us outside of homs..again near the lebanese border, to a small village which is home to 'krak des chevaliers' castle. For those of you who dont know, krak is one of the best preserved crusader castles in the world and is one of my main interests in syria. the only thing is...i got very sick while staying at the francis...so sick in fact, that i had ...
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