Dawn, wild dogs barked in the background. The barks echoed around the ruins, from directions that could not be identified.
I was afraid to move, but not of getting bitten by the dogs. I was worried: if I took the wrong step, I might send myself to the circle of the wild dogs and brought misfortune to myself that could have been avoided -- So I was afraid of making decisions, not the dogs.
|Day||Date||Week||Place||Morning||Afternoon||Late afternoon /Nig||Hotel|
|22||10/21/01||Sunday||Aleppo||breakfast||Citadel, Bus to Hama (6:00pm, 2 hr)||city tour||Egypt Hotel (350p, PB, clean, TV with BBC, nice)|
|23||10/22/01||Monday||Hama/Crusader's Castle||Musyaf||Krak Des Chevaliers||Egypt Hotel (350p, PB, clean, TV with BBC, nice)|
|24||10/23/01||Tuesday||Dead Cities||Apamea||Dead Cities||to Palmyra||Al Fara (700p, PB, big room, crook but nice, overpriced, avoid)|
|25||10/24/01||Wednesday||Palmyra||Palmyra, Temple of Bel||3 brother's tomb, sunset||beodian camp||New Afqa (250p, PB, clean, great value, owner honest)|
|26||10/25/01||Thursday||To Damscus||Palmyra sun rise, museum||bus to Damscus||Old City, Market, ice-cream||Al Raid (400p, PB, TV, fridge, no flush, dirty, some staff suck)|
|27||10/26/01||Friday||Damscus||Old City, Market||bus to Amman||Amman||Palace Hotel (7.5d, PB, dirty, old fan, owner nice)|
|Exchange Rate||Hotel Keys|
|Turkey||US$ 1 = 1.6ML||SB=Share bath, PB=Private bath|
|Syria||US$ 1 = 50p||BK=Breakfast included|
|Jordan||US$ 1=0.7d||AC=Air Con|
|Egypt||US$ 1=4.25p||SC=Shower Cold|