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Middle of nowhere

A travel blog entry by meezerman


Palmyra is an oasis far removed from pretty much everywhere else in Syria. It's located in the Syrian desert, barely 100 miles from the Iraqi border.

Our first stop is the decumanus, or ancient column-lined road. The main arch dates to the early 3rd century, when the city was under Roman rule. In the afternoon, we visit the Fakhr-al-Din al …

Palmyra Part 2

A travel blog entry by joncyn


Today is day two in Palmyra. We started the day early to beat the heat as we explored the tombs of Palmyra. We visited two of the normal tombs - the above ground tomb (cannot remember the name off the top of my head but I do have it written down in my journal) and the Three Brother's Underground Tomb (unfortunately no photos were allowed to be …

In Palmyra

A travel blog entry by joncyn


Hello from Syria (I caved in and am using a 128kb ISDN connection) We have had a very filled few days with too much time from my last update to fill in everything. I will try to cover a small highlight of everything. Mt. Olympos was very interesting. Quite similar to Northern Ontario actually except that there are the Taurus Mountains all around. …

Roman Ruins

A travel blog entry by raniroo


I new year and a new roman ruin, this one known as a rose-gold city and it was no longer snowing....we had sunny blue skies but crispy cold air..... This city is over 1,000 years old but only had glory for approx 200 years under greek rule. Our first stop was the Towers of Yemliko, where the dead were buried in multistorey burial chambers and the …

More Palmyra

A travel blog entry by zerns01

Today we got up and now Terry isn't well, this horrible stomach bug has gone through most of the group now!Today we had this shocking bus from the 1950s that was falling apart take us to the necropolis of Palmyra. This bus doesn't really have enough seats - it is lucky that there are so many people not feeling well, there are metal spikes under …

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