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"Time to Get Syria-ous"

April 27th 2010
Syria was a bonus add-on to our trip to the Middle East. We were unable to get visas before we left home, so we took our chances that we would be allowed in at the border with Jordan. Thanks to a friendly chap in an olive uniform, we were welcomed into the country. In a short week, we saw magnificient mosques, remarkable Roman ruins, crusader castles and a mountainous monastery. In between wer ... read more
Middle East » Syria

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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