In Lebanon

28 09 2009

After a four hour wait at the Syrian-Lebanese border, we are now in Tripoli in transit to Beirut which is our final destination before heading back to Cambodia.
These photos were taken at the border where after being bored for the first two hours, a young Lebanese girl decided that I was the focus of all her attention and played with me for a good hour thereafter before her parents decided that I was getting a bit tired from all the attention.

my lebanese play buddy at the border

my lebanese play buddy at the border





Aleppo

26 09 2009

In Aleppo for our last couple of days in Syria. We have decided that it would be best to stay in one country for two weeks next time. You miss too many things. That and we are sick of unpacking and packing for two days at a time considering how full our bag are!
Anyhoo, some photos from the past few days.





Hama rules

23 09 2009

I should probably expand that to Hama and its residents rule.
So far, the people of Syria have been the most amazing part of the trip. I know it sounds like a cliche as I see people write this all the time but tonight was an eye opener.
My toenails are in a serious state of disrepair and I went searching for some clippers. Found one but I only had 15 pounds and they were 25. Immediately, a young kid no older than 18 bought them and said “welcome” when I smiled and thanked him. Then he walked off.
Anyhoo, a couple of photos of the dining experiences here. Both completely different but both completely amazing.





Street life in Damascus

22 09 2009

Spent alot of time walking through the Old City of Damascus yesterday, munching away at falafel and chicken shwarmas and getting blown away at the sights and sounds.
It is currently Eid, which is the celebration after Ramadan so the streets and markets are packed with people, mainly kids.
Anyhoo, some photos.





Updates from the past 5 days

18 09 2009

Sorry about the wait for the update but was in a spot with no internet. Kinda a wierd thing to say whilst in the UK but all the same. So I will be counting back from the 14th.
September 14th
In Sherbonne Abbey.

Swine flu has hit the holy communion

Swine flu has hit the holy communion

September 15th
A village 2 hours outside Sherbonne.

Typical red phonebooth

Typical red phonebooth

September 16th
Clotted cream tea.

clotted cream tea

clotted cream tea

September 17th
On the way to Brighton, we stopped off at a cider farm to pick up a gallon of cider (only 8 pounds!)

Barrels of cider

Barrels of cider

cider farm

cider farm

September 18
Grafitti in Brighton.

Graffitti in Brighton

Graffitti in Brighton

A tribute to James Brown in Brighton

A tribute to James Brown in Brighton

Hip Hop chess pieces

Hip Hop chess pieces





Brick Lane

14 09 2009

Went to Brick Lane to check out their market. Alot more local as Camden seemed a bit too touristy for my tastes.





Random weaponry lying around

13 09 2009

Whilst walking to a friends house to meet up for some dinner, we ran across an old World War II flack gun. A bit random but a nice opportunity to see how the Ricoh works for long exposure shots.

World War II flak gun

World War II flak gun