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Palmyra ruins

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The ruins of Palmyra were awesome, it was one of the earlier capitals of one of the empires about 2000 years ago (Byzantine maybe...). However we had already been to a bunch of ruins, so we only had the patience to explore for an hour or so before going back to the truck.

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Posted by chrisvasil 07:30 Archived in Syria Tagged tourist_sites Comments (0)

古堡,又见古堡 - Crac De Chevarlier

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这次是Crac De Chevarlier!
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山洞停上透下一缕光
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姐姐抱着妹妹走上山坡
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Posted by suevasil 08:55 Archived in Syria Tagged tourist_sites Comments (0)

Aleppo Citadel - Aleppo 的古城堡

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我们两人都对城堡,教堂,博物馆没有什么兴趣。但是既然到了,如果不进去又说不过去,总算到此一游过。所以还是雁过留声吧!(顺便说一句,拿isic卡买门票真是便宜,大概就人民币1块钱)

进门的桥!就像北京的长城,天安门,这个应该是叙利亚的标志物吧,被印在硬币上!
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再跳还是小矮子一个!(哈哈,还好他看不懂中文!)
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往后看,估计我腿就软了。百米高的城墙,掉下去我就玩完了!
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眼泪瓶里看Aleppo
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Posted by suevasil 08:37 Archived in Syria Tagged tourist_sites Comments (0)

Citadel in Aleppo and Crac de Chevaliers

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The citadel in Aleppo is amazing, a huge fortress that would be close to unattackable (in fact it was never breached, just surrendered after the rest of the city fell).

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Crac de Chevaliers is very similar but bigger; since we saw the Citadel first we liked it better.

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Posted by chrisvasil 07:30 Archived in Syria Tagged tourist_sites Comments (0)

Cappadocia - Underground City

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A long time ago (presumably before grenades) in a land far away (actually right here, Turkey) underground cities like this were dug with a similar goal to castles: being easy to defend and hard to attack. The place can only be navigated single-file and crouched in many sections (1 ft wide by 3-4 ft high in sections).
Underground cities were 4-8 floors below ground, the size of several city blocks, and had all amenities including baths, kitchens, churches, etc etc.

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Posted by chrisvasil 07:20 Archived in Turkey Tagged tourist_sites Comments (0)

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