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Dec 21, 2008 - Surprising Syria

12/ 21/08 Crossing into Syria posed little problems; in Bosra we had our first go at sleeping in a big cozy room with mats and pillows on the floor, like a big slumber party. For a tiny town, Bosra was quite a pleasant surprise, boasting a very well preserved Roman colloseum inside a fortress and surrounded by an entire city of Roman ruins (columns, bathhouses, alleyways, etc.). Further along, we explored the more famous souks of Damascus, huge covered stone alleyways flanked with fortified castle walls. Inside, elegant chandeliers hung...

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Mar 20, 2005 - Bosra, Syria

Crossed the border today...to this old (2000+ yrs.) city and site of great ruins, second only to Petra in terms of its importance to the developing trade routes thru the mid-east. We celebrated Todd's B-day here in the remains of an old castle, sleeping on the floor and looking up at beautiful stone arches! A Syrian man(father of fellow who owns the O.N. establishment next door) came in while we were cutting cake and joined us. He later returned and gave both Todd & Jake a traditional male costume/cloth dress outfit, which they enjoyed...

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