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... and an ice cream parlour which is world famous.
There is no MacDonalds here which shows how deep the American sanctions are biting. It’s only a matter of time before the Syrians realise that supporting ...
Headed back up to Aleppo.
Maria, the retired Doctor that I met at the hostel in Damascus was returning to Syria. I was going to join her and visit Palmyra and Krak Des Chevaliers with her where she has local friends of many ...
... shook her head..........
Scarf man: "You are man, where is your powerfulness?"
I said that in Australia the woman is the boss, and she said I can't have the scarf at that price.
Scarf man: "In Syria, the man is the boss, women don't tell the man what to do."
(Price has dropped to 200 pounds at this stage.)
I said that Alex has the money, and she won't give me 200 for the scarf.
Scarf man: ...
... a cool old fortified city also along the Euphrates. I enjoyed Halabiya mainly because I got the chance to hitchhike there. At all three sites I was once again the only visitor at the time.
After several days in Deir ez-Zor it was time to move on to Aleppo. Brent, a Canadian guy I met while in Kurdistan was also heading that direction from Damascus so we decided it might better to travel together for ...
... and chatted with their 3 boys and one girl… aged 4 to about 13. We are pretty sure that Mr. Tomb-raider guy settled something with this family because there was no pressure to pay for anything with them I did have a fun little pick-up football (soccer) session with two of the boys later.
Unfortunately, for the first time in Syria, we were harassed by more tomb-raider guys on motorbikes on our late afternoon stroll into the ruins. It was ...