Greetings from Damascus and - as you can see, there are no library pictures of Syria. Well, Palmyra was fascinating - it covers a large area with various "bits" to see - two lots of tombs; a central collonade; the Temple of Bel and then - away on a hill top - the Citadel - an Arabic fortress dating from the 17th century from which you can get grand views over Palmyra and the surrounding desert. The museum in Palmyra is also reasonably interesting. Th...
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Easy flight to Damascus - the 4 and a half hours seemed to go quite quickly - off the plane to meet the guide at immigration as per my instructions - only there wasn't a guide. Well, there were lots of guides meeting lots of tourists bar this one. So i waited an hour or so & when it looked like i'd be the last one left i went through by myself - quite easy except the customs official seemed unduly concerned about my profession - pity it isn't anything colourf...