Sahara Touristic Complex
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Its been an incredible 6 months since I have last blogged. A lot has obviously happened since then. I got an internship which obviously had a condition of no blogging, but otherwise here is what has been happening….
1. I moved out from my host family, and found a new apartment at Sayyeda zainab. It's a beautiful one bedroom apartment, with its very own balcony!! Which ofcourse looks over other balconies.
2. Obviously my new digs has ...
... freeze, as I resolve to buy gloves and a hat in Aleppo.
We have to wait at the bus station for nearly an hour, as our bus to Aleppo has been canceled. Bashar manages to find the only bus that's willing to make the trip through the snow. I'm not sure that finding the one bus willing to take a chance on the roads when everyone else has decided it's too risky is exactly a good thing, but at 9:30 we're off through the Damascus traffic to Allepo.
... third is eaten by family, one third is given to friends, and one third is donated to the poor. In homes around the Muslim world, people entertain guests with bitter coffee, and sticky sweets. Children are given small gifts or money. Food is served in abundance. It is a time to be with those who are most important, and remember the importance of commitment to god.
In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star Paul Theroux remarks "[for the traveller] public holidays are hell: ...
... it back to some places with tourists dressed in too little and I new we wern't lost any more. So we stopped at our favourite terrace, Leila's, and had some coffee and tea and french fries and hummus (?!). Louis was able to get a dress-shirt thing, which fits him well and looks damn comfy and finally made it out as the sun went down. We weaved through the people at a mad pace to meet up with ...
... and even Facebook is banned, which we soon experience ourselves.
This is a summary of problems experienced with its Western and Southern borders with Lebanon and Israel. We haven’t even mentioned the problems associated with its very extensive borders with Iraq.
The landscape looks better on the Syrian side of the border, more olive trees, grape vines, dark brown ploughed fields. There has been a massive lava flow here ...