Border blues. May 3rd 2007 I’ve been sitting at the Syrian border for just over an hour, in a long, gleaming hall of well-scrubbed floors and well-polished bureaucracy. Behind a window that stretches half-way to Homs, men in crisp green military fatigues are shuffling papers and stamping passports and working the phones like some sort of telethon for underprivileged kids in Aleppo. I’ve handed my passport to a haughty, ... read more
Middle East » Syria 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
Chris is an avid traveler and hypercaffeinated writer, criss-crossing the globe and occasionally remembering to call home.
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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