- ''They take you behind the sun''A friend of mine, John Wreford, lived for a decade in Damascus, making his living as a very fine photographer. He finally left 4 months ago when it simply became too difficult for him to carry on living in his Posted by johnward in The Boy from Killcrossduff | Dec 2, 2013
- Hama Rules ReduxEarly 2011: I'm sitting in a hotel lobby in Aleppo, watching the 'Arab Spring' spread westwards. Sitting with me is Ali, one of the hotel owners. I ask him whether what we're watching on tv could ever happen in Syria. Posted by johnward in The Boy from Killcrossduff | Sep 20, 2013
- Another twist on the road to DamascusTwo days ago I was listening to Sean O'Rourke, the new presenter of RTE's breakfast radio show. O'Rourke is going head to head with Pat Kenny on Newstalk and Kenny once sat in the seat O'Rourke now occupies. It's really Posted by johnward in The Boy from Killcrossduff | Sep 12, 2013
- Homage to Sayyida Zainab s.aAn 8 year return to this country. Our last trip in 2002 was somewhat different in that: it was the first time, the group we were with was much larger, the weather was different, everything looked alien and I was Posted by Ajazkazmi in Homage to Sayyida Zainab s.a | Jul 14, 2013
- Syria[b]If you have been reading the other parts of my blog you will know that it has taken me a long time to get round to writing and publishing the details of this trip. It has been 18 months since Posted by lucid in Middle East Overland | Jan 21, 2012
- ORTADOĞU GEZİSİÖn Hazırlıklar
Orta Doğu'ya gitme fikri vizelerin kalkmasıyla beraber oluşmaya başlamıştı ancak esas kararımı,ulaşımın ucuz ve ülkeler arası mesafenin kara yolu ile 2-4 saat olduğunu öğrenmemle kesinleştirdim.Hemen otel ve uçak rezervasyonlarımı Posted by cyesilkaya in Gezi Rehberim | Oct 7, 2011
- 1965 Begins - Happy New Year!===Friday 1-1-65 ===
Today we had another low point of the trip, brought on by the fact that it was raining heavily most of the day. We got a ride in a truck to the Deraa turnoff, miles Posted by Ozac in Shoestring Road | Jun 2, 2011
- Tension and hopeAlhumdullilah we are all safe and all those we know are safe too.Subhanullah, it's strange to be experiencing this.Technology is such a great thing to have,but at this point for us,over here,we are witnessing the harm of it.How much Posted by wasiela in almasrijourneysyria | Apr 23, 2011
- 2011 - Oasis Overland (Part 12 - Aleppo)
Tuesday 29 March - We had a guided tour of the city of Aleppo with a superb guide. He had a bag of boiled sweets and he used these as rewards for correct answers to the Posted by nzhamsta in Glynn's travel blog | Mar 29, 2011
- 2011 - Oasis Overland (Part 11 - Krak de Chevaliers)
Monday 28 March - An early start from our bush camp in order to get to Aleppo via Krak de Chevaliers. This is the fairy tale medieval castle with its sweeping views of the area, Posted by nzhamsta in Glynn's travel blog | Mar 28, 2011
- 2011 - Oasis Overland (Part 10 - Palmyra)
Sunday 27 March – Left Damascus for Palmyra, the site of some superb Roman ruins.
On the way we passed the turn off for Iraq.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/353794 Posted by nzhamsta in Glynn's travel blog | Mar 27, 2011
- 2011 - Oasis Overland (Part 9 - Damascus, Syria)
Friday 25 March - Having said that, whilst half of the group were on a long day trip to Lebanon, the remainder of us were not allowed to go into Damascus centre due the demonstrat Posted by nzhamsta in Glynn's travel blog | Mar 26, 2011
- Syria - Part VIII - Mediterranean Coast (Latakia,Tartous...)===Syra - Part VIII - Mediterranean Coast===
Syria’s coastal regions are in some ways a world apart from the rest of the country. Home to the largest numbers of the country’s Alawite population, headscarved women form the minorit Posted by espen.lutken in My Travels As Of Yet - Syria | Apr 3, 2011
- Syria - Part VII - Euphrates Pt. I - Deir Ez-Zor GovernorateThe Euphrates and Deir Ez-Zor Governorate
Ever since I came to Syria, I had a fascination with seeing the Euphrates, and entering the Fertile Crescent where human civilization first came into being with the establishment o Posted by espen.lutken in My Travels As Of Yet - Syria | Mar 14, 2011
- Syria - Part VI - Aleppo Governorate, Syria's Second Capital===Part VI - Aleppo Governorate===
In many ways, Aleppo is Damascus' sister city. The two compete for the position of world's oldest inhabited city, they are Syria's two largest cities (both over 4 million, but estimates vary gre Posted by espen.lutken in My Travels As Of Yet - Syria | Mar 12, 2011
- Syria - Part V - Central Syria (Crac des Chevaliers, ... )===Central Syria===
Central Syria offers a wide variety of places to visit. With an early start, each of them are possible in a day trip from Damascus, but if you are planning more than 4 hours in each, the long distances Posted by espen.lutken in My Travels As Of Yet - Syria | Mar 7, 2011
- Syria - Part IV - The Road to Palmyra (Tadmor)===Part IV - Palmyra (Tadmor)===
Palmyra is probably the most advertised sight in Syria besides Damascus itself. Though seemingly remote, the city stands on the site of a large oasis which promoted the Romans to name it the city Posted by espen.lutken in My Travels As Of Yet - Syria | Mar 7, 2011
- Syria - Part III - Damascus Countryside===Part III - Damascus Countryside (Riif Dimashq)===
The Damascus Countryside is technically a separate Governorate of Syria, and covers quite a large area. It offers the country's greatest experience to the Christian pilgrim. Se Posted by espen.lutken in My Travels As Of Yet - Syria | Mar 7, 2011
- Syria - Part II - The South (Bosra, ... )Introduction
Syria's Southern region is the home of the Druze and much of it is known as the Hauran. It is also home to one of Syria's prime historical and architectural treasures - The Amphitheatre of Bosra! Any single one of Posted by espen.lutken in My Travels As Of Yet - Syria | Mar 7, 2011
- Syria - Part I - Damascus and Introduction to the Country==Syria: Introduction==
As always, my aim here is to facilitate the travels of interested tourists.
Syria is clearly not a country whose name conjures travel-fever in the common tourist's ear by the likes of Thailand, Bali, Mallorca, Gran Canaria or Posted by espen.lutken in My Travels As Of Yet - Syria | Mar 6, 2011
- The Road to DamascusSyria has turned out to be everything we expected. Syria allows you to walk through time, from beautifully preserved roman ruins and imposing crusader citadels, stunning mosaic mosques to medieval souks and ottoman palaces. The food is rich and exotic, Posted by CP LEE in Middle East | Dec 22, 2010
- Byblos to SyriaSalaam,
We're in Aleppo in the far north of Syria, which vies for the title of being the oldest town on earth, but more about that in a minute.
Since Byblos, we've travelled into the Mount Lebanon Range and through some of Posted by CP LEE in Middle East | Dec 18, 2010
- Visitors from downunderWell,mum asked for quraans from Syria and to send it with one of Jamals relatives.
When I rang the family they said they were leaving today.Not so good!! they live around 1 hour away and I cannot go there by Posted by wasiela in almasrijourneysyria | Oct 6, 2010
- Staying connectedAlhumdullilah with Allah's grace the technology has finally reached the Al-masri home.
I have been wanting to do this blog for about 3 years.I tried, but the tech was just not there.(All khair is from Allah.
Well, In three years things have Posted by wasiela in almasrijourneysyria | Sep 27, 2010
- Cracs and CrumblesWe left Lebanon via the north and thought we'd squeeze in a little more of Syria.
There's a castle just north of the lebanese border called Crac de Chevalier which is supposed to be one of the most intact and most Posted by rachndave in Adventure Points | Sep 23, 2010