Hamma, Syria


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August 4th 2010
Published: October 28th 2010EDIT THIS ENTRY

Then to Hamma - a good base for Aleppo and the Dead Cities, so we stayed for a few days.
It's a small, working town - friendly and pretty, but ( a big but) there was a massacre back in the 80s. Difficult to believe it could have ever have happened while you're actually there, it all seems so relaxed and laid back. Most tourists come for the Nourias - huge wooden wheels that dot the river.
It was so hot - over 47 degrees in the evening - that once we got to the restaurant on the river bank, we just stayed put for the rest of the afternoon and left in the dark...a quiet, magical, yellow lamplit walk back through the town afterwards, with fairground lights strung along the side of the water...


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Desertscape

from the train, Damascus - Hamma
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Shy girl

who watched us taking photos of the old house. Her mum opened the door and called her in almost as soon as I had taken the photo
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Hama Old Town

with Palestinian School behind
View from Le Jardin restaurantView from Le Jardin restaurant
View from Le Jardin restaurant

We stayed for hours...
The Pres again...The Pres again...
The Pres again...

Not sure we saw him anywhere else outside of Hama though...
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Hamma Old Town

fab man owned this shop and came over to talk


29th October 2010

always amazing
Hi Zena, feels like it's been way too long since I've been in touch...your photos are amazing...thanks for sharing... I have lots to share with you...when life slows down a bit, i'll write you a long email... hope all is well with you.. much love, Hope
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