Tag Archives: Camels

Sunday Photo – Camel Train, Ancient Merv, Turkmenistan

I am just back from a two week trip in Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan visiting the ancient Silk Road sights. Sometimes the most memorable sights are the unexpected ones……

Syria Before The Conflict Part Four, Roman Ruins

After a couple of nights in Hama we were half-way through our Syrian adventure. We had decided to take another train part of the way for the hell of it – for less than an hour between Hama & Homs. We stopped briefly in Homs, first negotiating a taxi for the ride south, a price […]

Palmyra

The ancient site of Palmyra in Syria is in grave danger of being destroyed. I am praying that it is not, but really fear that the wonderful ruins will be lost for ever to future generations to be amazed by. I was fortunate enough to visit in May 2009 and here are a few pictures […]