Crac de Chevaliers April 16th 2008 Crac de Chevaliers, home of Richard Lionheart, in the middle of Crusader country. Doesn't that just bring back memories of all those good (and bad) movies about knights, crusaders, arab wars and the attempts to control Jerusalem in the middle ages...
Well, it's all that you could imagine it to be!
We turned up the night before we were to go into the castle after a particularly partying, s ... read more
Middle East » Syria » West » Krak des Chevaliers 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