Souqs, Citadels and Syrian Sandals

Syria is lovely: the people smile, welcome you and show you around; the food is fresh and rich in flavour; the hot air is thick with humidity (just how I like it); and the streets are a chaotic mix of ancient buildings and modern development. After a relaxed morning I met some other travellers whoContinue reading “Souqs, Citadels and Syrian Sandals”

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First Impressions of Syria

I was surprised to see the great expanse of lights below as the plane descended towards Aleppo. In my mind, the old city was expected to be smaller, less illuminated, less city-like. After a long line in immigrations and a very thorough inspection of my passport, visa, travel documents and personal details (always nerve racking),Continue reading “First Impressions of Syria”