a crusader castle in a conflict zone: syria’s crac des chevaliers

Syria is one of my very favorite travel destinations, and, given the current conflict there, it may be a few years before I have...

palmyra, syria, part three: its wonderful people [and a hookah party]

Staying in Tadmur, the modern town next to the ancient ruins of Palmyra, was quite an experience. I was there in January so the...

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