Syria vs. Iran: Axis of Evil Showdown June 14th 2008 A few things about Damascus:
- Images of their fearless leader, Bashar al-Assad, everywhere. When I pick up a pistachio croissant in the morning, he’s looking far off into the distance in a bold striped suit. When I walk through the souqs, he’s smiling down at me in a top hat. When I go to the bathroom, he’s got his arms around other militant leaders.
- Everybody is smoking sheesha, seeming ... read more
Middle East » Syria » South » Damascus 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
After two years of the expat finance bubble in Hong Kong, I am ready to explore the world outside of Bloomberg and AmEx cards and mix things up a bit.
I hope to meet some extraordinary people, have some ridiculous adventures, learn some new languages, and basically to be pretty confused every other day.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
- Mark Twain
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