02.04.2007 - 02.04.2007
We started by driving north of Aleppo to St Simeon's Basilica or the ruins of it anyway. The peace was a welcomed change to the hustle and bustle of Aleppo. It was so peaceful and quiet you could actually hear the birds singing, which I hadn't heard for quiet some time.
Then on to the Dead cities of Al-Bara and Sujilla, both a little different from each other, they were not as impressive as we had imagines but still nice to see.
By this time both Cat and I were hungry but as Cat had a sore throat we struggled to find her anything that she could eat before she fainted at the side of the road. Needless to say the hunt for some food escalated, we finally found some kind of soup and they boiled some potato chips for her and after that she seemed fine just a cold to contend with.
So off to Apamea, and the lord decided it shall rain upon this earth, we got a little damp but luckily not drenched. Apamea is another of the many great Roman ruins, the most visible ones are in the colonnade but there is also the citadel which looks great from the outside, but not so good on the inside as it is inhabited by the locals and there is rubbish everywhere.