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overwhelmed with the many scents of the marketplace. Tables laden with all kinds of hearty foods and cooking devices crowded the dusty path that led through the many stalls. I felt a tap on my shoulder. As I turned around, I recognized a man I’d seen before on the caravan. He
told me his name was Sargon and Aleppo was his hometown. After I had introduced myself and my children, he kindly offered to show us around the market and pay for ...
... 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 ...