Travel Blogs from Aleppo
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 ...
... smoke belching big trucks, and especially fun to see all of the school aged kids as school gets out around 3 pm. What is absolutely amazing to us is how casually life and limb are taken, with the tiniest kids playing on and around the roads, or darting out of gates, with parents on motorbikes clinging to babies in blankets, the women all riding sidesaddle behind their men, not holding anything except their babies. We often see as many as three on ...