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Latakia and the Saladin Castle

My final stop in Syria was the harbour town of Latakia, which had also been untouched by the war. I had chosen the dates specifically as people had told me there would be the biggest football match of the year then between Latakia Tishreen and Damascus Al-Wahda. The athmosphere was crazy and I havent seen […]

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Tartous and Amrit

Tartous felt a bit like mediterranian Europe As I was too late to the bus station in Homs (7pm) to catch the last bus to Tartous, I asked a taxi driver how much he wanted for the nearly 2 hour trip. When he said 20$ I just said okay and two minutes later we were […]

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Homs and Krak des Chevalliers

The girl I was staying with in Damascus was gonna have a dance show in Homs, and I was lucky enough to come with her. The drive into the city was heart breaking, as Homs is possibly the city in Syria with the most destruction. I was also told that this is where the war […]

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A Week in Cheerful and Peaceful Damascus

Damascus is not what I expected. The streets here are full of kids running around, couples holding hands, youngsters smoking cigarettes and listening to music. Its quite the opposite of what I had imagined before coming here. Its a very joyful and lively place. The whole week i have been here it has felt as […]

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As a tourist in Aleppo in 2018

It was a rainy day in November 2018 that I decided to board the midnight bus from Damascus to Aleppo. I was nervous from just hearing that bombings had resumed in the eastern part of Aleppo, after the chemical attacks that had happened there four days before. Once I got there and was met by […]

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