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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.
... third is eaten by family, one third is given to friends, and one third is donated to the poor. In homes around the Muslim world, people entertain guests with bitter coffee, and sticky sweets. Children are given small gifts or money. Food is served in abundance. It is a time to be with those who are most important, and remember the importance of commitment to god.
In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star Paul Theroux remarks "[for the traveller] public holidays are hell: ...
... around the souks, visited a museum which detailed Syrian life and saw the Storyteller. The Storyteller is the last one in Damascus and every evening at sunset tells an epic story (in arabic) - he was quite interesting to watch.
Final dinner with the group (sob sob) was at a restaurant where there were whirling dervishes.
Tomorrow we leave for Jordan.
... by the fact that it has a round altar, which was prohibited at the Council. Mar Sarkis is designed after the pattern of the martyrion (a shrine dedicated to a martyr) and is dedicated to St. Sergius, a Roman soldier who was executed for his Christian beliefs (Sergius has a grander basilica in Rasafa, Syria). The convent of Mar Sarkis retains its historic feel and owns ...