Saturday, November 28, 2009

8 Days Syria/Lebanon (world record on steps)

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.

I never climbed this number of steps up or down in my life in this short period of time. Richard is fund of climbing up (clambering as they say it in English), while Nick enjoys watching him doing so. In our way back to Damascus, we chose to take the highest mountain in Lebanon 2700 Meter Above Sea Level from Bcherri to Baalbeck.  The weather was wonderful up there, look at me in short sleeve inside the car!!!

1 comment:

  1. those steps? Come to the UK Abdul & I'll show you some steps!
    The variety of the 8 days was amazing, from the rebuilt Beirut to the Valley of Qadisha, to the virtually intact castle of Krak to the bustle of Aleppo to the ruins of Palmyra and finally the glorious solitude of St Simeon - until the French arrived :-(( - and isolation of Mar Musa.