Autoportrait — Leaving Damascus 

 I spent three months in Syria. A month traveling, a month studying, and a further month doing a bit of both. During that time I met many fascinating people, some of whom I now count amongst my friends, friendships that I really value. 

 Arriving back into the city from Jordan, the familiar site of Jebel Qassioun appeared before driving back down the  Mezzeh  highway, past the university where I spent eighty gruelling hours between November and December, and then the Old City popped up. It dawned on me how much I was going to miss the place, and the people in it. 

 So thank you to you Damascenes, and  inshall’ah , we will meet again soon. 

 Once again, I don a keffiyeh, strap-on my backpack, and climb in the back of a  servees  bound for the bus-station. The long route to Africa will wait a little while longer; next stop, Beirut.

Autoportrait — Leaving Damascus

I spent three months in Syria. A month traveling, a month studying, and a further month doing a bit of both. During that time I met many fascinating people, some of whom I now count amongst my friends, friendships that I really value.

Arriving back into the city from Jordan, the familiar site of Jebel Qassioun appeared before driving back down the Mezzeh highway, past the university where I spent eighty gruelling hours between November and December, and then the Old City popped up. It dawned on me how much I was going to miss the place, and the people in it.

So thank you to you Damascenes, and inshall’ah, we will meet again soon.

Once again, I don a keffiyeh, strap-on my backpack, and climb in the back of a servees bound for the bus-station. The long route to Africa will wait a little while longer; next stop, Beirut.