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The walk of a pilgrim - Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria  

The walk of a pilgrim - Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria

The Smiling Soul of Syria

April 1st 2008
Syria is fast becoming one of my favourite countries as it possesses the four ingredients that make for memorable travel: attractions, culture, food and people. The splendours of Krak des Chevaliers and Palmyra awakened me to the first two of these ingredients, but for the final two, I needed to plunge into the cities of Aleppo and Damascus. Aleppo reminded me of a smaller version of Cairo - t ... read more
Middle East » Syria » South » Damascus

Syrian Flag Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Syria was administered by the French until independence in 1946. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. Syrian troops - stationed in Lebanon since 1976 in ... ... read more
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