I loved walking around the old city in Damascus. I’ll certainly be doing a series of photo essays about it in the near future, mainly focusing on the huge, huge souk (market) there.
The souk seems to go on forever. There are alleys this way and that and you can find almost any item you’d ever want in one of the hundreds (seemingly thousands) of little shops here and there.
On my last night in Damascus, I finally remembered that I could take video with my little point and shoot camera. These aren’t exactly the best videos in the world, but will help you get a feel for the size and atmosphere of the area.
Just a brief update on my publishing plans on this site for the next few weeks. I am currently in Dahab, Egypt — one of my favorite beach towns in the world. I have a couple dozen posts I am going to be doing on my last month in a half traveling through Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, but I’ve decided to not do them in any chronological order. So be prepared for a mix and match of locations as each day goes by.
Thanks for reading, following along, and passing the word along. Big announcement coming up in just a few days on The Ultimate Train Challenge also.