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Tis The Season To Be Jolly

I was all set to write a post about ‘Great Gifts for Foodies’. I’d done the research and had some fun suggestions beyond the usual books and gift hampers. I may publish that post at a later date but today I decided to write about something that’s a lot more critical and urgent. Today I re-watched… >> Read more

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A-Z Guidebook: Palmyra, Syria

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Hello to newcomers who may be testing the water and to those who have also returned. It’s always interesting to read… >> Read more

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A – Z Guidebook: Damascus, Syria

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *For those who know me well, they would tell you that I had this blog post planned and written… >> Read more

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Syrian Pancakes on a Sunday Morning

I was sorting through my holiday photos and discovered this little video I captured Al-Madina Souq in Aleppo. I re-watched it and realised it wasn’t half bad, considering it was recorded on my basic point and snap camera. I’m only sorry I didn’t record for longer. How good is this guy? Can you make pancakes… >> Read more

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The Sweet Life in Syria

It’s terrible what’s happening in Syria. I have walked through the souks of Damascus and Aleppo, visited the ancient ruins of Palmyra and the Crusader Castle at Krak de Chevalier. It’s difficult for me to reconcile what is going on now with what I saw just over 12 months ago. But there’s another side to… >> Read more

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Bakdash Ice Cream – Damascus

One of the reasons I was keen to visit the Middle East and Syria in particular were the images conjured up by Barry Vera in his book and accompanying TV show ‘Feast Bazaar‘ which was shown on SBS.  The idea of travelling halfway across the world to try hither to unsampled cuisines left an indelible… >> Read more

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Hilarious (well it was at the time)

Upon reviewing the numerous photos taken in the Middle East, I noticed a distinct trend in hilarious drink names.  So, for your edification, I introduce you to these delicious beverages…..Syria – Spiral Orange, Ugarit Cola & Cheer Up Lemonade.  If I’m, not mistaken, these look remarkably like Fanta, Pepsi and 7Up Turkey – Bi Cola.  Not… >> Read more

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