A week ago, I did my post of the photographs I took from the Damascus souk — at least the spice and food ones. Here are some more shots from this really wonderful spot. The Damascus souk, perhaps the largest of its kind in the world. Well worth a […]
Quick preface: I am currently in Europe on the crazy Ultimate Train Challenge, but scheduled up a few non-train posts before I left on it, in case I was short of internet. So enjoy this post and others, but…. come over to the train challenge site also and root us […]
Currently of course, Syria is a travel no-go, but when things clear up (hopefully with a new democratically elected ruler), I can’t recommend a place any higher. One of the many things to see there are the Roman ruins of Palmyra, which are completely different than those at Baalbek and […]
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. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCcWr7IWn_U The souk seems to go on forever. There are alleys this way and that and you […]
I recently just finished reading Bill Bryson’s Walk in the Woods which is the story of him attempting to walk the Appalachian Trail. As is true for everything of his that I have read, it is a complete page turner. Sometimes he finds himself just stopping on the trail, looking […]
17 Norias (water wheels) that date back to Ottoman times in the city, which is in Syria. When they are in use, they make a distinctive sound….The famous norias of Hamah, Syria — basically huge water wheels, but the sound is very distinctive.
Here are some sample pictures from Damascus. I simply had a great time in Damascus. I wasn’t there long enough and can’t wait to go back. The people were amazingly friendly. The sights were fabulous. Go. Simply — go. From Damascus at the huge souk in Damascus. I love spices. […]