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Syria - Castles and Ancient Ruins

Me and a guy from the hotel decided to head towards the Krak des Chevaliers castle and other ancients ruins just east of Hama. We arranged a driver to take us to these places. 113 more words

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Syria - Hama

(Continued from “My Journey Through Syria in 2011 – Aleppo“)

I spent a few nights in Hama, arriving from Damascus by bus. Again the time period was May of 2011. 226 more words

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Palmyra Syria in 2011

Palmyra has (had) among the world’s greatest ruins of the Roman Empire. I stayed in Palmyra for three nights. This was in mid-May of 2011. I arrived from Hama. 146 more words

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Syria - The Dead Cities

I took a day trip to the “Dead Cities” just outside of Aleppo. I had wanted to go to the Dead Cities, but it would have been expensive for me to go alone with a tour guide. 116 more words

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My Journey Through Syria in 2011 - Aleppo

I did a big Middle East tour back in the spring of 2011. I was traveling solo. This was near the beginning of the Mideast uprising. 676 more words

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Bahrain is the perfect intro to the Middle East

Exotic.Charming.Historic. Just a few words to describe beautiful Bahrain. For a gentle step into the Middle East I highly recommend the Kingdom of Bahrain.

I had a brief stopover in Dubai before my December 2016 visit to Bahrain but I wouldn’t count this as a true taste of the region. 417 more words

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A Modest Proposal

This week’s episode is transcribed from my archive of handwritten notebooks.

A Modest Proposal

Istanbul, Turkey; February 2013

The rock is special.  I found it at Wadi Rum when I was camped alone on a sand dune in the middle of nowhere.  5,593 more words