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Our caravan has come to practically the
center of the Levant, Damascus. The capitol of the Umayyad Caliphate is embodied
with outstanding mosques and other religious institutions. They are covered in
clothing all around their, most likely because of the conditions. The city
possesses the great Baroda River through it allowing us to transport the
trading supplies further into the region.
... sh. Every nıght at the lıttle coffee shop he sıts up hıgh on hıs throne-lıke chaır and captures hıs audıences ımagınatıon wıth one of hıs many storıes. The story was ın arabıc but we were all stıll enthralled and he managed to keep us entertaıned the whole tıme by playıng up to our cameras and ...
... br> So, we start our walk in Hamidieh souk , which is covered with a characteristic iron roof. It runs just south of the Citadel from the western city wall to the Roman Propylaea (the columns and arches at the end of the souk are the remains of the Temple of Jupiter) and the plaza near the Omayyad Mosque.
This bazaar (souk) has been rebuilt several times, most recently in the 13th
century. It is built on the site of an ancient Roman fortress. Some of these remains ...
... A moderately sized green space was clearly visible, a thirty minute walk or so from our house. "I didn't know that green space still existed" remarked Angela "I thought the city had built over that space, there used to be one on the other end of town, but I think it's gone now." Perched atop this hill we watched as the sun turned the rocks to gold, the city lights came on one by one, and the muezzin across the city called to the faithful.
I walked with my room mate ...
At the border crossing, after discovering that I work in Afghanistan, I was jokingly asked "Al-qaeda?... are you carrying a bomb?" After lots of smiles I was eventually let across to the border to cross what was perhaps one of the longest, most well-developed ...