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... it, he seemed hesitant but ultimately signed on. We sold all of our commodities with the exception of China’s wholesome silk. We wanted to have something valuable to sell while in Rome and didn’t want to blow our one and only trump card. A man who was used to traveling to Rome and back, was willing to be our guardian. So with everything set, me, Yin and the man who I will not name because I already forgot what his name was, set off to Constantinople.
... and a Toyota Land Cruiser, and ultimate destination, Capetown, South Africa, which also appears to be the destination of choice for European adventurers, so the also had dinner.
The meal turned out to be quite marvelous… as we went to eat, the campground guys invited us in to the “Bedouin tent” that they have. It is a canvas kind of “longhouse”, about 5 metres wide and maybe 10 metres long, fully carpeted in colourful rugs, with tassles and ...
The undisputed star of the Syrian ruin world is Palmyra (Tadmor in Arabic), an ancient city of central Syria. The ruins are a World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Syria.Once dubbed the "Bride of the Desert," Palmyra was mentioned in the Old Testament as being fortified by Solomon and it flourished in Roman times. The Oasis, as it is sometimes called, is located near a hot-water spring called Afqa, which made it ...
... way back to the site to walk the length of the colonnade and to explore the palace of Zenobia, the senate, the banqueting hall and other churches and temples. As we walked down the colonnade and amongst the ruins, the sun began to set and the changing light on the pink sandstone ruins was astonishingly beautiful. As night fell and the moon rose, we walked along the desert road, next to the oasis of palm groves…..truly magical. ...
... night). As well as the major tombs described below, the valley is scattered with numerous others in varying states of decay. At the time of writing only the tombs of Elabel and the Hypogeum of the Three Brothers were open to the public.
http://www.tripwolf.com/en/guide/show/6 88460/Syria/Valley-of-the-Tombs-and-Sou thwest-Necropolis
Most of these tombs can only be visited through an organised tour and photography is not allowed in any of the ...