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Thursday, March 19, 1998
Palmyra, Syria
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Palmyra, Syria:
Latitude: 34° 33' 14" North
Longitude: 38° 16' 47" East
Altitude: 1561 feet
From Seattle: 8359 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Omayyod Palace

Today's Travel:
Country: Syria
Region: The Desert
Weather: Rain

Available Photos:

Citadel with ruins in foreground Ruins of Palmyra, Syria

Arch and Long Steet Ruins of Palmyra, Syria

Ruins Ruins of Palmyra, Syria

Theater stage Ruins of Palmyra, Syria

Citadel and ruins Ruins of Palmyra, Syria

Funerary towers Ruins of Palmyra, Syria

Gang in bar Palmyra, Syria

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 343
Linear Dist: 96449
Countries Visited: 28
Regions Visited: 110
More stats...
Hotels: 62
Friends / Family: 98
Camping: 38
Hostels: 113
Transit: 32
Beers: 1430

Journal Entry:
Got up at 6 to watch sun rise over ruins, but I hardly got outside the hotel before the drizzle, overcast skies, and cold chased me back to my bed. Slept in Late,.had breakfast with the girls in town.After our leisurely breakfast it was raining too hard to be bothered accomplishing anything, so we went to the nice hotel and played cards and drank beer. At four decided to brave the rain and went out to explore the ruins. Once again it was nice to have a huge ancient city to myself. Even the rain wasn't to heavy a price to pay for the solatude. Hiked around til dark then headed back to the hotel stoping for chicken kebabs in a small restaurant. At the hotel sat in front of the heater in the lobby drinking tea trying to thaw out. Later, went and met the girls and two German guys at the bar for a few beers.

Related Sites:
ArabNet: Syria, Tour Guide, Palmyra
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Syria
CIA World Fact Book: Syria

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