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... when I rubbed the silk against my skin, It was so soft. So now I have my better and softer silk, but Brandon is still trading for his stupid sword which will apparently “protect us from bandits and robbers”. Anyways, after his trade, he went to trade his Champa Rice again, so we tried to find a place to stay. Sadly, we were unable to find somewhere to stay the night, so I guess we are sleeping on the floor.
... There was also a mass gathering on one of the squares (pro-president) which many of the hostel dwellers went to. I decided to miss out on this one! Instead I wandered, and got very lost, again!
Even though I did not attend any gathering, it was difficult to avoid the many people and vehicles showing their support, so a few photos anyway.
In the evening I visited Naranage ...
... were nearly toppled by a fierce side-wind, the fog closed in to 10m visibility, and I got surrounded by angry dogs at an army checkpoint. This was followed by a finger-numbing, brake-failing descent to Zahle. By the time we reached the bottom, I was suffering from mild hypothermia. Luckily we had a stove in our room that night, and we could laugh about it while our clothes filled the room with steam.
... world are sacrificed to honor this obedience.
Eid is a three day holiday which involves many practices. The normally rigorous standards of personal cleanliness take on increased importance, people are to dress in their best clothes, recite additional prayers, and observe the charitable practices that are a cornerstone of Muslim beliefs. Families that are able to afford it, pay for an animal to be sacrificed in their name. The sacrificed animal is divided into three ...
... a Wii? Guess what WASN'T a Wii? Escaped the Melbourne winter, landing in Abu Dhabi after 14 hours, to the tune of 31 degrees Celsius at 6.30am in the morning. Abu Dhabi airport is what you would imagine a 70's movie director would imagine the "future" would look like. Landed in Damascus 3 hrs later and... I have ALWAYS wanted this - Jan and I had a man waiting for us with our names on a sign!!!! Small things. Got to the hotel and crashed for a ...