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Whıle I and 4 of the other members of my tour were havıng a ball ın Lebanon, the rest of the group had to stay at the camp sıte due to ıt beıng Frıday (holy day) ın Syrıa. Thıs meant there was the potentıal for demonstratıons ın Damascus so our tour leader thought ıt best to stay out of the cıty. The Saturday was back to ...
... churches in Syria dating back to 400AD. Here I listened to a priest resiting the Lords Prayer in Aramaic, the language of Christ. Click on the video to listen.
On the way back to the hostel, I ate with Maria at a restaurant near Bab Sharki and whom I would see again following her departure to Switzerland and her daughter in England, the next ...
... zich qua kledij een beetje aangepast aan de plaatselijke zeden, de meesten –ik ook dus- dragen een lange broek (geen blote beentjes!) en hebben ook zedig een ‘foularke’ rond de schouders hangen.
Vanavond zijn we iets gaan eten in restaurant Abou Kamal, op een 200 m van het hotel. Goed gesmuld: eerst een linzensoep en daarna tournedos met heel veel groenten en pittig gekruide rijst.
Morgen trekken we noordwaarts. Op de planning staan Hama ...
... out of me.
My lasting impressions of this city have been one of friendly and welcoming people; children playing soccer in the streets, and old men watching the world go by as they sit by the road side on plastic chairs, greeting those that pass. It has been a feeling of safety and security that I've come to associate with the Middle East, but without the military presence that I quickly grew accustomed to in Egypt. The surprise to see that the produce vendors don't ...
... two young Russian girls, as if they had fallen from another planet, dressed in mini-skirts, and gathering the attention of the entire street, attracting a mob, which would slowly form behind them and follow them down one of the main streets of Damascus, as cars honked their horns and young boys and men of all ages whistled behind them. ...