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... was really very disappointing. It’s strange how often when you really look forward to somewhere that it hardly ever matches up to your imagination.The attractions of Damascus are the Tomb of Saladin, a mosque ...
... people to resolve and move forward. I was simply a guest in a beautiful country.
hope with all my heart that there is a positive outcome for my new
friends and the many people that I have met and befriended. And that
Syria can again happily say the one English word that EVERY Syrian
... as usual, not to purchase from the first shop we came across....just to be sure not to be too overcharged. However once you're in a shop it's really quite hard to leave. The young man had me cornered in the rear of the shop where he had tactically (i'm sure) placed the mirror. He could tell I liked the one around my neck.......400 pounds he said (about $8). I said no I will think about it......"300 pounds" he said.
I looked at ...
... to Deir ez-Zor. The manager at the budget hotel I stayed at was extremely helpful in recommending places to visit while there and even went so far as to write down all directions for me to give the minibus drivers. While here I visited the ancient city of Mari, archaeologically important but little more than a mud pit; Dura Europos, a huge walled city along the clear, gently flowing Euphrates river; ...
... helpful simply out of good intent, so we were somewhat dismayed when this guy pulls out some “ancient bottles from tombs” to sell to us when we get settled. We figured we should buy one in order to pay for his help and for the campsite, only to discover that he was not really the “brother” of the homeowner that we were camped beside. We did get a friendly welcome from the woman in the house, and sat down for tea with her and ...