As you may have guessed, we were not dressed appropriately to enter the mosque. We were issued uniforms! The women must cover their heads and wear flow-y clothes so that their bodies were not noticed. The men must cover themselves from the knees to the naval--Kyle had on shorts that hit one-inch above the knee! He was the the laughing stock of the day!
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