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... there, The evening was spent around a camp fire with the loads of overlanders that tend to get here (mainly Aussies), and since Janet and I tend to win hands down on the ****- taking stakes we have to put up with cheap jibes ...
the last month. The hostel that I stayed at in Hama had two other guests. It
would normally have been packed to the rafters with people sleeping on the roof
also. In spite of this, the hostel owner was glad that I was leaving
Syria. Not because of any personal risk to me, but simply that they did
not want outsiders to ...
... was one issue they were not willing to discuss.....that of the anti-government movement in Syria. We tried gently on several occasions to talk about the recent news of protests in Dara'a only to be shut down or told quickly how much they loved their president.
The only time we got a more detailed answer was when we were chatting to a Syrian / Australian man who emigrated to Lakemba some 6 years ago. He had returned to Syria for a year ...
Border crossings are seldom a simple process. This can be especially true in the Middle East. Traveling to Syria directly from Iraq is not advised for foreigners so it was necessary for me to travel back to Turkey first. Unfortunately the computer network was down on the Turkish side of the border so the process took almost 6 hours and I had to spend the night in the border town of Silopi. Fortunately I shared ...
... Christian), baths and meeting rooms as they would have been inhabited.
From Serjillo, we moved south toward the magnificent ruins of Apamea, again missing two or three important turns. We have taken to asking for directions, simply by saying “Marhabe. Apamea?”, and they will point and gesticulate in one direction or another. The problem is that more often than not, their enthusiasm outweighs their geographical proficiency, and ...