Syria - Damascus - Day 20


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October 3rd 2007
Published: October 9th 2007
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Milla and Chris using some of the washing facilities
We spent the day quietly as Ian’s toe was still bothering him badly and Gail and Chris had sensitive tums. A doctor came to look at Ian’s toe and took him off for an X-ray after which he gave him all sorts of pills to take. Hopefully this will sort it out, but it does cramp Ian’s movements somewhat.

Milla, Jeremy and Hamish meanwhile went into the centre of Damascus to see some of the sights, particularly the mosque and Azem Palace - now a museum - which were most interesting. We did the duty walk through the Souk too. We met a very erudite owner of a bookshop who was keen to discuss politics with us. He was delightful and, when we told him of the troubles we had had over fuel and the black market, his only remark was, “If you have a good economy and then inject bad money you end up with a bad economy”. Quite right! The rest of the day was spent quietly, sorting out the dhobi and getting the latest blog off on the internet. Jordan Tomorrow. (No miles today, a day of rest)


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