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I watch the sun rise over a mist shrouded valley from the balcony of the hotel. I am joined by a man from Damascus who is on his honeymoon. I congratulate him. We share the spectacular dawn as the mist thins and the villages of Turkey appear on the other side of the valley.
I breakfast leisurely and take a short ...
I've been eating for the last couple of days in a cafe next to the hotel. It's basic, the most I've paid is 80cents and that includes the soft drink. The owner and I have bonded. We don't speak a word of each other's language but that doesn't matter. I have a final cup of chai. He comes to me to say goodbye. He has to leave.
I ride north on the motorway to Latakya. A few things have change in the last 6 years ago. The central barrier has been renewed and as yet ...
... of the Phoenician alphabet, the alphabet is classified as a Northwest Semitic Language with similar grammatical features of Hebrew and Aramaic and are of great significance to the biblical scholarship.
Places of Interest
Royal Palace - 90 rooms laid out around enclosed courtyards
Temple of Baal - the king son of El
Temple of Dragon - the god of fertility and wheat
Latakia is a vibrant, liberal Mediterranean port. It is sexy and modern, and just a pleasant place to be. Coffe and Narghiles are also AMAZING here,
Also, near here is Saladin's Castle, an Arab stronghold from the Crusades. In an easy day trip leaving an evening to stroll around Latakia, we take a microbus to Al-Haffa (30 minutes, $0.21). From Al-Haffa to the castle and back will cost between $10-$12.
From here, we return to Aleppo for about ...
... sites and is a good base for one day trips. I joined two organized tours. First one included Shayzar citadel, Apamea – almost two thousand years old ancient city with its characteristic pillars, and dead cities of Al-Bara and Serjilla, as a representative sample of hundreds of such cities that got deserted for still unknown reason. The second trip covered a thousand years old Crac des Chaveliers, a massive castle ...