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, ...
... we waited another hour. The bus didn't load up, didn't go anywhere. So we followed our gut and decided to leave. Feeling off, it didn't make sense to go to the desert in this weather anyways. The bus ride could have been sketchy, un-ac'd, who knows. Of course, we tried to get our money back, but no go. So we went back through the metal detectors, set them off, weren't stopped and headed for a local bus to downtown. Attempt three at getting ...
... Damascus kinda has the feel of europe, i have rarely seen any saudi looking dudes with the scarves, in fact most of the dudes look like greased up italianos or something. not that it matter, but a lot of the people here have a lighter complection than i do. i have seen some women in traditional islamic dress. some not even showing eyes at all. but most dress fairly western and i hate to say it, but the arab sheek (not sheik) look kinda sorta makes canadian girl style look trashy. ...
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 ...