Semiramis Hotel Palmyra
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... by Romans, by Muslims and eventually the Mongols in 1300AD. From this point onwards, Palmyra was consigned to oblivion in the desert.
The first evening was spent meeting some of Marias friends, Tamur and family and dining in his restaurant (in the Lonely Planet).
Next day was a camel backed explore of the ruins, courtesy of her friend Mohamed who runs a camel business for tourists.
The company (Syria adventure) aims at introducing trekking in Syria as a start of its activities within this dynamic destination being a virgin land with many opportunities for tourism growth. It
also, will offer all adventure related activities .
We wended our way along some cobbled and then dusty roads, and with a quick stop at the visitor centre, we found Al Baidr Camping, which had been recommended by Crystal, the Belgian woman who ran Salaam Camping at Aleppo. It is indeed, a lovely little place. We are camped in a site that is set in the deepest thicket of the oasis, with growth so thick we can hardly see the camper next door. It is a bit of a rambling place in this little jungle setting, with a large outdoor ...
A short driving day (only 4h) and we found ourselves in the town of Palmyra which is known for it's rose-gold ancient ruins. On the way to Palmyra we passed a sign pointing the way not only to Palmyra but also Baghdad. Everyone had their obligatory photo in front of the sign although Mick and I were content just to take a photo of the sign and thanking our good fortune that we weren’t ...
... will come along and rescue you but they all know him and daren't risk being the victim again. Your only solution is to leave the party and hope that he doesn't folow you offering you a lift.
I leave as soon as my meal is finished but with a bonus. An invitation to return for coffee the following morning before I departed from Mamoun who loves me and Ireland. As they say, lost in translation but I appreciate the ...