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... see, Colfax is pretty much a one street town. But it has all the basic things one would need. We had Chinese food at the restaurant called "Eddie's" across the street. The food was edible.
After the late lunch (we finished around 3pm), Bob took a short nap. Then we drove out to explore the Steptoe Butte State Park which is one of the must-do scenery spots. The rain and drizzle had stopped by then and the sun started to peek out from time to time. Boy it ...
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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.
... it for a while, but it was fun sitting on it and dreaming. One day!
We felt very fortunate to be able to take a weekend away, and ride such wonderful roads with awesome friends. We didn't get into traffic like we thought we might get into.as Seattle area had Seafair Weekend, and there was a huge race in the area. oh well, back to work another 5 days, so we can do something fun next weekend. not sure what though, stay tuned....
... 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, ...