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SYRIA Part 1

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Many of you asked us, how we managed to cross Syria as situation inside the country hasn’t  been clear. We were in Syria only one day, but it was one of the most unforgettable days, we are going to remember for long…
Visas
Our adventure with Syria started actually in Syrian Embassy in Warsaw. We knew that political situation…

SYRIA part II

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On the border
Decision had been made – we decided to cross Syria via Kasab. The first thing we heard from the first guy we met on the Syrian border was:  “Welcome to Syria and ohhh…. how do they say..God bless you”… The welcome part was not really encouraging, rather scary…
On the border we spent over 3 hours doing…

A Sweaty Border Crossing

I was sweating, but it wasn’t because I was wearing a pair of woollen socks given to me by a friend’s mother, motorcycle socks, thick thermal-ish tights from Turkey, pants, knee protectors, motorcycle pants, motorcycle boots, a bra, merino top, merino jersey, one pink jacket given to me in Iran, amour jacket, black water/wind proof jacket, motorcycle jacket and the…

Welcome to Syria

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Was pretty much how we we greeted most of the time. “Welcome! Welcome!” I rate it was genuine as tourists are somewhat scarce these days. The only time we found it a bit contradictory was coming through the border when they were rummaging through all of our luggage looking for some sort of contraband. I can guarantee you that they…

Welcome to Syria

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At the Syrian borders all the prats must be grouped together for the job of custom inspections. These guys basically empty all of your belongings onto a table and then go through them. About 4 or 5 prats do it simultaneously, which makes it difficult to keep an eye on your belongings. For my stuff special interest was paid…