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Aleppo - Souk - Sat 15th May
We have decided that we need a quiet day, we're both tired and want a sit down and catch up. So we get up late and look at maps and plan our last week in more detail.
It's 11:30 before we get out and walk to the Souk. It's the largest in the Middle East apparently. It's definitely open today. the …
Aleppo - Citadel, St Simeon 14th May
Arranged to stay another night.
Walked to the Souk- it's all closed as it's Friday. Strange to walk
down quiet alleys. John goes into the Grand Mosque while I sit
outside. I've decided that it is better for my mood if I don't go in
and get resentful and cross.
Citadel - huge doors, …
Ras al Basat to Aleppo - Thurs 13th
After a swim we tailed the Discover Syria Rally most of the day - Jeremy Clarkson, eat your heart out!
don't get up early these days, but once we'd surfaced we decided on a
swim before breakfast. There weren't many people on the beach but
right in front of us was a family - mother …
... each throwing out chaff to attract heat seeking missiles deflected us only for a couple of minutes from the important archaeological discoveries we were making.
We eventually found a proper campsite in Palmyra, so up sticks ...
November 4, 2010
And day 4 in Syria. Not so much to report today. But it is still taking twice as long as it should to get from site to site due to poor road signs and patternless country roads and towns. It is not unpleasant, as we are getting to see some fascinating everyday life of Syrian towns and villages, with their tractors and min-pickup trucks, ubiquitous motorbikes and scooters, strange little motorized wagons of various sorts ...