Tag Archives: Middle East

Hejaz Railway Station, Damascus

The Railroad in Damascus

I count myself incredibly lucky to have travelled to Syria in 2009. My trip there counts as one of my all time best – little did I know of the horrors that were soon to unfold, as I received an incredibly warm welcome everywhere I visited from the smiling locals. The whole country appeared so […]

Monday Morning Blues – The Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

I visited Jordan in 2005 and spent a night under the stars in the dessert. Wonderful memories of a simple lifestyle in a vast open space. I could do with being there now!

Monday Morning Blues – Camel Photo Bomber, Palmyra, Syria

I took this shot in May 2009 and it always makes me smile.

A-Z April Challenge – Q Is For Qal’at Najm And Qal’at Ja’bar In Syria

During our stay in wonderful Aleppo in 2009 we hired a taxi driver to take us northwards to two castles named Qal’at Ja’bar and Qal’at Najm. The long journey was well worth it as both castles looked majestic framed by blue skies and the beautiful azure waters of Lake Assad and the Euphrates River respectively. […]

Monday Morning Blues – Our Lady Of Lebanon, Beirut

This statue of Our Lady of Lebanon stands on a hilltop near Beirut. It is reached via a terrifying cable car – I definitely shut my eyes when we lurched from the top!

A-Z April Challenge – J is for Jerash in Jordan

Colonnade in Jerash, Jordan

Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria

Sunday Photos – The Umayyad Mosque in Damascus

I visited Damascus in 2009 and was totally mesmerised by the great mosque, especially after dark. Here is a gallery of some of the photos I took.

The Syrian Conflict – Ten Years of Misery for Millions of Innocent Children

UNICEF have just sent me an email to remind me that the conflict in Syria will now been tragically going on for precisely a decade as of Monday. This is what they have sent me: Powerful stuff. Ten years. TEN YEARS! Close your eyes and imagine yourself ten years ago and then think of your […]

Wordless Wednesday – Krak Des Chevaliers, Syria

Monday Morning Blues – Jerash, Jordan

Most Roman ruins have at least one memorable feature such as an impressive amphitheatre, triumphal arch, aqueduct or bathhouse. With Jerash in Jordan it is the curved colonnade, which is pictured below. Join us over on Twitter every Monday morning when we post our far away photos featuring the colour blue @wilburstravels