Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Richard and Nick were so unique. Together we visited Baalbeck, Beirut, Jeita Grotto, Cable Car, Byblos, hiked in Qadisha Valley, Cedar Forest, Damascus, Palmyra, Homs, Krak des Chevalier, Saladin Castle, Slonfa, Aleppo, St. Simeon, Dead Cities, Hama and Mar Mousa Monastery.
We all sang for the sun to shine and the sun never failed us upon arriving to the sites. One day, the happy American screamed to the god of Serjilla ( One of the Dead Cities): please stop the Rain. It was 40 minutes before sunset with thick dark clouds in sky. Four of us stayed in the car because it was raining and the happy American went by himself to take pictures of the site. When the other three got bored in the car, a miracle took place that made four of us jump out of the car and me was asking surprisingly: "What did you do Martin?" Yes, the sun casted its beams for minutes on the ruins and nothing but the ruins (Check the pictures of Serjilla, I took). When we finished a rainbow and then a double rainbow appeared to us.
Everywhere we visited starting from Palmyra, Krak des Chevalier, Marmarita, Safita, Hosn Sulieman, Misyaf castle, Arwad Island, Mirqab castle, Saladin castle, Jericho, Aleppo, St. Simeon, Dead Cities, Mar Mousa, Maaloula and ending in Damascus we were received by a miraculous event.