Zenobia Cham Palace Hotel
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From Damascus we head east to Palmyra... a collection of famous ruins clumped together literally in the middle of nowhere in the desert. It was so HOT when we got there... it was hard to breathe! We took refuge in an air-conditioned restaurant sipping on fresh lemonade to cool us down. When the air started to cool ...
November 6, 2010
Today marks the beginning of our sixth month of traveling. We awoke this morning about 200 metres from a nine hundred year old crusaders castle, drove 150 kilometres through Syrian desert, and are now camped only about 100 metres from a 2000 year old Roman temple building at Palmyra, which looks straight out of Indiana Jones!
The day was marked by an annoying problem with the van. It had occasionally acted up a few times over the last couple of months, ...
... desert road, mostly oil trucks...
We stopped at Baghdad cafe for a much needed tea and toilet break after 3 hours, and contined to our destination: Palmyra.
When we arrived, a sand storm was brewing! We first visited the ancient Roman ruins - where the temples and the most important buildings were, then ...
... celebration, the feel and energy of this culture and changed dramatically. Not only can we not find local, street food during the day, every public nook in this country in brought indoors for Iftar, around 7:40pm each night. Iftar is the breaking of the fast, which is broken with dates, a crispy bread with tamarind caramel sauce on it, soup, tamarind juice, and other delights that I have not been privy too. Needless to say, between the hours of 7 and 9, it ...
DISTANCE: 360 km
TOTAL: 5348 km
Since I did not visit the crusader castle the previous day (day 20) the team was kind enough to let me visit the castle the morning before we left for Palmyra. While I was at the castle the rest played a game of bridge – the first of many to come!
After a relaxing morning we set off to Palmyra. PB planned the ...