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... meaning formed by wind. The soil type is "loess," specifically Palouse loess. It was blown in as dust off the retreating glaciers from the last ice age, about fifteen thousand years ago. The earth is rich and deep, with top soil up to a hundred feet thick. The system of hills is known as the Palouse Hills and the area as the Palouse. Wheat in this area is the largest most important cropping the state. The area is ...
... a cab and Janet followed. Three red lights later the taxi went the wrong way round a roundabout and Janet just about gave up.
Fortunately we had arrived at a hotel right in the City Centre just off the local square, a bit ...
Most of the souqs date back to the 14th century and are named after various professions and crafts, hence the wool souq, the copper souq, and so on. Aside from trading, the souq accommodated the traders and their goods in khans (caravanserais) scattered in the souq.
The khans also take their names after their location in the souq and function, and are characterized by their beautiful fašades and entrances with fortified wooden doors.
The famous ...
... day and following some social unrest.
I joined the throng of happy people and ended up on a square with thousands chanting "Allah, Suria, Bashr Isbes" (Isbes is roughly how it sounded). Translated this meant: "God, Syria, Bashar is all we need".
I took photos and video amongst the crowd. People were talking to me (in Syrian!), establishing my origins, giving me cigarettes and shaking my hand.
After maybe half an ...
... a picture of it and believe me, it was a very wise decision. As there is a language barrier, it is easy to show this picture and ask with 'sign language' the way to this place. Next to the hotel there was a Turkish restaurant where we asked for the good spots of the area. They advised us to go to the citadel area. We took a taxi and went to that area. We stepped out on a square close to a big mosque, the Zekeriya mosque. Between this mosque and the citadel, there was a 'souq' an ...