Bosra, Syria Trip, Summer 2010

After 2 days exploring Damascus I was ready to see a little more of Syria and one of the easiest day trips was to Bosra, an ancient city (Once the Roman capital of Arabia and important stop off en route to Mecca) 67 miles south of Damascus. Whilst the Roman theatre, dating back to 2AD…

Damascus, Syria, Summer 2010, Part 2

I’d severely underestimated the heat of Damascus and after wandering back through the souks to my hostel I settled down for a late afternoon siesta and a shower before heading out again to enjoy my night in Damascus. I’d heard about Al Nofara cafe at the eastern quarter of the Ummayad mosque, established 250 years…

Damascus, Syria, Summer 2010, Part 1

When I told my friends in Lebanon I was goingΒ to make the most of my long weekend off from work by visiting Damascus I was met with universal pleas recommending I should change my plans. I wouldn’t like it they said, the people weren’t nice, the food not as good as in Lebanon, I woudln’t…