Next morning we changed hotel - the Baron's faded grandeur had got to us and we moved to a cheaper place. We then tried to get our visas renewed. We had been told we needed to go to the immigration police, so after getting photos done, a taxi ride and spending 10 minutes trying to finding which counter to go, we found an official who said no problem - you can stay in the country for 30 days with this visa (even though we had a form which said go to police after 1...
Up The Nile Without a Paddle
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We left Hama this morning to go to Aleppo. This is the furthest point north of our trip. We had an easy start by catching the 10:00 am train. This turned out to be the 10:45 train! We arrived early and found a deserted station but when the train eventually arrived it was very comfortable. We took a taxi to our hotel - the Baron. This is the oldest hotel in Aleppo, and is famous as it was a major stopping off point on the overland route to Iraq and Egypt. You had...