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Dec 9, 2005 - Week Twenty Three

December 4th [Lorraine] We finally get to explore Damascus - a city that was postponed during our southbound drive through Syria. Damascus is claimed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world - there was an urban settlement here as long ago as 5000BC. It's difficult to come to terms with that much history; however we set off on foot to explore the Old City to try and soak up as much atmosphere and history as we can. We commenced our walking tour at the Souq al-Hamidiyya, the main covered market whose avenue of shops ended at...

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