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 .
... leave. I then ate the best falafel sandwich I've ever had and battled second thoughts about leaving as I rode a taxi to the bus station.
From Homs I paid a dollar for a 40km bus ride to Krak de Chevalier, then paid $3 to enter the worlds finest Crusader castle. It's nearly 1000 years old, yet it's so well preserved you'd swear you can still smell the hay in the stables, and any dusty footprint is just as likely to be that of an old Crusader. Put this castle ...
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 ...
... from the beach as the truck rolled in and was a bit ruin-ed out so I wandered around them by myself. After everyone had done their thing, we climbed back onto the truck and drove about an hour north to some random place where we set up camp. It was great as there was absolutely nothing around and we amused ourselves by trying to stay warm (the wind chill was crazy!), watching jets fly past, ...