|Today a cold was starting to settle in to me, not to mention the colder temperatures around and the rainfall we had last night.
But Cath, Missy and I got up and headed out to get juice and cash before finding the internet for some handy blogging.
Then we headed for a wander through the Christian Quarter of the city and headed towards Aleppo citadel. Outside we stopped for lunch in the sun before touring the citadel.
This is another massive castle with quite an amazing entrance with twists and turns and a massive bridge (which used to be a drawer-bridge), so we wandered in here and toured the walls and got a nice view over the largest city in Syria. By 3:30pm there was a man blowing a whistle because apparently it closes at 4, so we headed back out and found the magnificent throne room above the gate.
We then headed through the souk for a bit of random shopping / browsing in the hustle / bustle. The people here are friendly like all of Syria but not used to as many European tourists, we were offered tea and to sit down and chat many times.
Getting back to the hotel to drop off our purchases we then headed off with Krisztina to dinner at the Sheraton. Here we went to an Asian restaurant as a change, it was nice but came at a price.
We then headed to a friend of Krisztina's friend Rani to hear the U'd being played and to have a few drinks and chatting. This was nice to have in a home with just the few of us. Our player had the most amazing Scouse accent that he'd taught himself.
When we headed back I headed back into the city for a wander and get some cash out before heading home after midnight.