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December 7th, 2010 | Asia

The Ruins of Palmyra…

Palmyra was known as the Bride of the Desert in ancient times, as it lay midway between the Mediterranean Sea and the Euphrates River, and acted as a vital link in the chain that served the caravan routes on their way to the Arabian Sea… These routes linked Persia, India and China, to the Roman […]

December 6th, 2010 | Asia

Wet and Windy – Into the Desert…

I managed to get out of Aleppo before the traffic became too murderous…!! One of the “yellow peril” taxis did however manage to cause some consternation, when he narrowly missed clipping my right pannier as I was exiting the final traffic circle that led onto the highway…!! Barely a few kilometres south of the city, […]

December 5th, 2010 | Asia

Aleppo and the Citadel…

While I enjoyed my breakfast from high up on the seventh floor of the hotel, I watched the city of Aleppo come alive beneath me… Breakfast was the usual spread of cereals, followed by a variety of cheese and olives, a thin omelette rolled and cut into chunks, and a stew-like dish containing small pieces […]

December 4th, 2010 | Asia

Ride to Syria…

The power had gone off again in the area around the Olba Hotel, so there was no chance of an early morning cup of coffee to get my day started on the right footing…!! I was eager to get to the Syrian border as quickly as possible, and decided to take the toll road as […]