|It was a really long journey into Syria, got in at about 10am and went for a wander and we were again overwhelmed by the noise, chaos and busyness of the city. It was a bit strange after being in a country where everything is very tourist driven and relaxed and incredibly easy.
The souqs (undercover markets) are the main event in Aleppo and there were great! The people in Syria are fantastically friendly and they all say Hello as you walk passed and offer you tea if you are looking in there shops!
The children love us, and as soon as you bring out your camera you have to be prepared to take 50 photos of them (even while they do cartwheels) We have met so many people in the space of two days including some very camp arabs who own a silk shop in the souq. They have picked up all the Aussie slang and say the most bizarre crazy things that are so hilarious.
We were accosted by a bunch of kids wanting photos taken and finally after about 15mins of this, two men came over and shouted at the kids. I think the one dude felt bad and made us tea in his shop...(No touts, except for some kid who followed us three - four blocks trying to sell us chewing gum. Finally some men grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and told him off)
Syria so far is a great country, the hospitality is unreal!!!
Tomorrow we head to Hamas...