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... with Maria, a highly accomplished retired doctor, living in Sweden, who had spent many years providing medical care in Africa with her husband. She was also a veteran of Syria with many personal contacts and an extremely interesting person.
So I teamed up with Maria for a trip to Ma' Loula, some 50km north of Damascus and home to one of ...
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.
... working, shops and schools closed, natives eating ice cream, public transport jammed, and the strangers sense of being excluded from the merriment- from everything."
Thankfully, for the time being, I no longer fall into the category of 'traveller'- as by definition a traveller has to move. I now occupy the no-mans land between resident and tourist; a position that defies definition, but is nonetheless quite comfortable. From my vantage as the 'quasi' traveller the ...
Reaching the end of the first tour - we arrived back in Damascus. We visited the great mosque, and it was raining. Marble is VERY slippery when wet! The mosque was quite an amazing place - people sitting around chatting, kids running around playing and sliding in the rain. We had to again cover our clothes (in the "Special putting on clothes room" according to the ...