go to syria! March 6th 2009 Syria exceeded our expections in all ways. Great food, amazing sites, good transportation, cheap and the Syrians themselves were excellent hosts. Fair prices and honest, tolerant people, what a treat!
We travelled to Damascus from Amman on a cold, dark and rainy day. Our passports were scrutinized carefully for Israeli stamps and Canadians get hammered with a 56USD charge for a 15 day visa at ... read more
Middle East » Syria » South 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
Matt and Laura are back in the Vancouver area.
Many thanks to various editions of Lonely Planet Guidebooks for much of the factual information provided in the blogs!
Check out www.mytb.org/wanderinglaura for Laura's previous trips.
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