Sheraton Aleppo Hotel
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... to two of the abandoned Dead Cities, over 700 of which lie in the countryside; the Church of St. Simeon, a famous hermit monk who is said to have lived on a pillar here for 37 years; and Qala'at Saladin, an extensive Crusader era fortress.
One of the must-do experiences in the Middle East is taking a trip to the Hammam, bath house. After delaying long enough I decided it was finally time to try it ...
... the historic Baron hotel, the oldest in Aleppo, and home to a check signed by T.E. Lawrence (but never paid!) We then head to a shisha bar near the Armenian quarter, where I smoke for the first time in my life! Smoking shisha (or hooka or nargileh) is a very popular activity in the middle East, and I must say that it was a very smooth feeling smoke, even though smoking is totally not my thing.
November 3, 2010
First stop today was back to the big western mall north of town to stock up on groceries and to post a blog entry or two at the "Second Cup" coffee shop. It was still a good hour to get there, but through some great little dusty villages and after getting a bit lost and ending up in central Aleppo. Many of you know that I do enjoy driving, and the extra challenge of this traffic madness is actually kind of fun (touch wood!)
From there we headed north, ...
... as rubbish disposal. Washing clothes. Having water. In so many of the countries we have visited rubbish disposal is solved by the locals by dumping garbage anywhere. Finding a rubbish bin can be quite an achievement. One black plastic bag we had carefully placed in a rubbish container was instantly fished out by a small boy who ran off gleefully with the black bag having emptied it all over the ground. Getting water: got lucky in Syria with fresh water ...