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We woke up early and had a nice hearty breakfast ( free breakfast at Best Western). Looking over maps of the area, we planned our introduction ride in the countryside. We decided to head over to a small town called Palouse with photo stops along the way. We traveled south through the town of Colfax being careful not to blink or we would miss it to check out possible places to eat for dinner. It is a small town settled ...
... other kinds
of foods such as yabraq, grape leaves stuffed with meat and rice and rolled up into cigars, and kleeja, pieces of cake sprinkled with a mix of aromatic spices. It was absolutely delicious and afterwards both Ge, Elina and I agreed that we had learned a lot about Aleppo cuisine, not
to mention our full stomachs. Unfortunately our visit to Aleppo was a bit shorter than the other cities, but we truly enjoyed the time we spent wandering the city.
... Sea and Mesopotamia.
The ancient name of the city, Halab, is also its Arabic name in the modern day. Halaba in Aramaic means white, referring to the color of soil andmarble abundant in the area. Another proposed etymology is that the name Halab means "gave out milk," coming from the ancient tradition thatAbraham gave milk to travelers as they moved throughout the region.
Aleppo is characterized by mixed architectural styles, having been ruled, among the ...
... had to cross the road, a challenge in itself and always a hazard with the random nature of Syrian driving, to get to what would become my primary street vendor for a few days. Shawarma! A kind of chicken kebab from a dirty stall with a dirty man handling money, food and heaven knows what else while preparing the food. But tasty! And only 50 Syrian Pounds (SYp), the equivalent of 70 pence. Bargain!
Next day was a walk to the Citadel, ...
... would not be penalized for using them! However, we made it down using third gear and a minimum of braking - always under 45 mph. This was probably one of the more challenging descents we have had to make! We may go back tomorrow and drive the old highway in the car - check out the pictures for the hairpin turns!!!!
Our goal for tonight was to score a spot at the Hell's Gate State Park. Two thirds of the park ...