Zenobia Cham Palace Hotel
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5 hours and two buses later, I arrived with Maria at Palmyra.
Palmyra is one the worlds most complete classical cities dating back to 200AD and set at the edge of a massive desert oasis. Palmyras "raison d'etre" was its oasis and strategic position of halfway on the trade routes from Antioch on the Mediterranean coast to Doura Europos on the Euphrates.
Over the centuries, the city was captured ...
... arrival. It certainly has the feeling of an oasis in the desert. Some dry hills and small mountains have appeared in this area, and Palmyra seems to be on a bit of a low plateau below a magnificent citadel on a hilltop. We drove into town around the bottom of that hill, to find an almost surreal vista of columns and colonnades of a light reddish brown on our right, and the small town on our left. The columns are so clean and pristine that they almost look like something out of ...
... smothered with generous portions of peanuts and pistachios. The usual yogurts and sauces accompanied the dinner. I then quickly retreated back to the safety of my room and having a bathroom nearby. That was my night.
Thanks to a winning combination of 23 cent re-hydration packs purchased in India, the constitution of an ox, 3 antibiotics pills, and level 6 willpower, not to mention a good attitude, I was feeling quite chipper the ...
... pre plated and kept in a fridge. Small clear bags come with pita triangles, so as to keep them fesh and soft, in a basket. After the meal, large mountainous plates of fresh fruit arrive. Of course, one can finsih off the meal with tea, coffee and nargillah.
I want to talk about the specific foods here. Going out for mezze, or iftar, or which ever meal, is usually a meal of too much food. I've noticed that the people who work at the restaurants will ...
... sunset. We were stunned by the beauty of Palmyra. It is an oasis in the middle of the desert with ruins of the old city. We went into town to get some refreshments before setting up camp. Children came running toward us shouting ‘Welcome to Syria!’ They chatted to the guys about soccer in their broken English and they knew more soccer players than the guys!