Palmyra and the knights of the round table April 5th 2011 Palmyra
On our last day in Damascus almost all signs of the demonstrations the day before were gone and the city seemed to be back to normal. I would find out later that demonstrations and unrest have been continuing in Syria but I never did see anything from the people of Syria that would show any anger towards their president they seemed to be protesting against the security forces and some m ... read more
Middle East » Syria » East » Palmyra 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
Well its been 2 years since my last trip and its time for another adventure. This year I will be touring the Middle East from a geeks perspective. This trip will we be far more physically demanding than my last trip, and will probably have a lot less drinking.
This trip I will be touring Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and once I am in Istanbul I will take 2 weeks to find my way home depending on what flights are cheap, and where I feel like going. I will be updating this blog less frequently than my last trip as at times I will be going without internet access for a few days at a time.
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