Dad has been busy marking things off his life's to-do list...since a child he has dreamed of drinking coffee in Damascus. We went to a world-famous coffee shop near the mosque. Dad said the coffee was better than the best coffee at Starbucks and it cost $1 per cup.
The Road to Damascus July 20th 2009 We had no idea what to expect when we crossed the border from Jordan to Syria. The process began with paperwork in Jordan where we paid an exit tax. Our driver had to show a great deal of paperwork to get his car out of Jordan--a process we did not understand and of which were not a part. Then we drove out of Jordan through a shower that "cleansed" our car of any germs that we might be bringing fr ... 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