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Syria: Dead cities and Palmyra

When we travelled around the country, the last place for us to visit before we returned to Damascus was Palmyra. The place is amazing and something everyone should get to experience. We werw incredibly happy that we had saved this place … Continue reading

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Syria: More food

Most of our time in Syria we stayed at cheaper backpacker hotels, although nice and clean ones. Most of these hotels served the breakfast on a metal tray (charming, I imagine that is what you get in prison) with freshly baked … Continue reading

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Syria: Krak des Chevalier

Christopher was excited about Krak des Chevalier already when we were home in London. It is a grand crusader castle from the Middle Ages, and just the type of thing boys love. :) I had an upset stomach at this part of … Continue reading

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Syria: Restaurant Kaser Al-Wali in Aleppo

It was the hotel manager at Beit Zafran in Damascus that told us about this restaurant; Kaser Al-Wali. He has recently been there himself. And I am so glad we asked him for recommendations, as this place was exactly what … Continue reading

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Syria: Restaurant Beit Sissi in Aleppo

Both Lonely Planet and people we met in Aleppo said that Beit Sissi (Sissi House) was the best restaurant in town, so our first evening in the city we went there. At this point we had realised that mezze was … Continue reading

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Syria: Aleppo

After a few days in Damascus, we travelled up north to Syria’s second city – Aleppo. We both loved the city, that oozes more history than Damascus. It was easy to find our way around, apart from maybe the oldest … Continue reading

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Syria: Damascus Fork

The second day in Damascus we had signed up for a culinary tour. I had found the company, Damascus Fork, on the internet when I was researching restaurant, and what they offered was exactly what I (and Christopher) would enjoy … Continue reading

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Syria: Damascus

We started and ended our holiday in Syria in the capital Damascus. When we got off the plane and proceeded into the airport I wondered for a quick moment, if maybe we had landed somewhere else, as it looked like … Continue reading

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What we brought with us home

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Gent

On the way back to England (via Dunquerque) we stopped in Gent because we had heard it is a beautiful town. And it was, the town centre was just nice old buildings and churches. We wanted to check out a market we … Continue reading

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