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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
... has a private beach with marina and 2 outdoor swimming pools one which has a swim-bar, it has all the amenities of many 4/5 * star hotels. 190 rooms in the main building and 42 1,2 & 3 bedroomed villas with private terrace. they have several eateries and including a cigar bar which are available 24 hours a day. A night at the Afamia Rotana Resort would cost $200 USD per night inclusive of tax.
... early with cars, balconies, bars etc carrying team flags. Disappointingly Brazil are the favourite choice closely followed by Germany then Spain & Argentina are some way behind. We have so far seen a grand total of two England Flags! We have racked our brains why this is so, coming to the conclusion the presence of Jedward on every radio station was the reason, before realising the Irish are accountable for that one!
Anyway time to sign off as we depart on the short hop to ...