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Prelude: On the Mediterranean Tartus is a Mediterranean town known for its Crusader connections. Immediately, one thing became apparent to me as I arrived and walked around to find a hotel: the place was stylish and many women were unveiled, ...
... incredibly friendly and it was the first time I didn't spot a single tourist for 2 days straight. Also, my chance encounters proved Tartus to have a very diverse population, as I met scores of Iraqis who relocated here during the war, as well as a few ...
... and Syrian guys even wore shorts at times; none of that in Aleppo (or even in Hama where I am now). The evidence that Syria is a crossroads of empires is also evident, as there are people who look Arab, Greek, have blue, or green eyes, red hair ...
... , and not much to see. Some of it dates from the 5th Century. Lots of St George icons; apparently he is buried in Syria. Went to Husn Suleyman, which is a ruined temple, first to Baal and then Zeus, until the Fourth Century. Best part of ...
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