Frisky business. May 12th 2007 At the hotel I book a tour to some of the region’s famous sights - the Crusader castle of Krak des Chevaliers, the Roman ruins of Apamea - having listened to the serenade of Hama’s creaking norias and utterly gotten the point. There’ve been cloudy skies all week, periodically opening and dumping a prodigious downpour while everyone goes scurrying for the nearest awning. The women hit ... read more
Middle East » Syria » West » Hama 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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UPDATE, 22 January 2010: For those of you - both of you? - who have been following this blog off and on (mostly off) for the past few years, it's time to officially put it on a permanent hiatus. As much as I love these nutty little essays about my time on the road, they're just a bit too time-consuming to keep up with, given the demands of my freelance work. So for now, my dear TravelBlog, it's time to say adieu, though ... full info