Krak des Chevaliers and a very happy birthday November 17th 2009 In breaking news, Becka and I finally did Krak! After spending two consecutive weekends in Damascus, I finally made it to Krak des Chavaliers, or Quala’at al-Hosn, a place which I had planned to visit on about 5 separate occasions before various other things intervened.
The last two weeks have been spent in the city, as last weekend I had an oral presentation on Sunday about globalisation an ... read more
Middle East » Syria » West » Krak des Chevaliers 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