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... group.We traveled with Ali and his merchants through a caravan and camels. During this time period the use of camel and caravans were the most desirable way to get around for trade or transportation but also by boat in the Indian Ocean Trade routes. At the time it was cheaper to utilize camels to carry most of the goods across long distances. Traveling to through the Middle East proved to be difficult due to hot, arid desert and piercing rays of the sun. I felt ...
... Under their long dress they wear fashionable shoes.
The souk was very crowded, but the merchants didn't really bother us much.We could walk leisurely and look without been disturbed by pushy merchants!
We also visited other interesting spots: Azem palace, Khan Assad-Pacha, Hammam Nour al-Din Al-Shaheed, Museum of Medicine, National Archeologic Museum.
The Azem Palace (now Museum of popular art's and traditions), is a great place to visit, mainly for ...
... 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 ...
"The more one is able to leave one's cultural home, the more easily is one able to judge it, and the whole world as well, with the spiritual detachment and generosity necessary for true vision. The more easily, too, does one assess oneself and alien cultures with the same combination of intimacy and distance."
Edward Said, Orientalism
I've found my feet here in Damascus, and have easily fallen into a routine ...
... in particular one of the churches and to the National Museum in Damascus. It seemed quite weird that tomorrow or at least the early part of tomorrow morning i will be flying home. I certainly felt much more time was needed here in Damascus and Syria.
The one thing that did surprise me was whilst souk ...