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Aleppo

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Well we caught a bus this time and it only took us total of eight hours to get from Beirut to Aleppo. Our border crossing was much easier with the bus. We got into Aleppo about 4.30pm and wandered around looking for a hotel that had any vacancies. We finally found one and took its last available twin room. Quiet charming, NOT, but we couldn't really be bothered looking for any more. Once we settled as much as we could we headed out to try and sort out our trip tot he Dead cities for the following day. We worked out that we would do it the following day and finish in Hama where we wanted to stay for that night. So we got that sorted out without too many dramas and it was now time for dinner the lovely gentleman, Walid from Baron Hotel, that helped us with our trip to Hama was kind enough to show us to a lovely restaurant not far from our hotel and lent us some money to tide us over until we found an ATM, needless to say after dinner we had another early night.

OK, So sight seeing in Aleppo didn't turn out to be as eventful as we had anticipated got lost a couple of times but ended up seeing all that Aleppo had to offer. We searched all day for an ATM and found heaps but none that would spit our money from our HSBC cards. Cat was coming down with the flu or a cold so I dropped her back to the hotel and wandered a little longer. Yeah I found an ATM that liked my card. There is nothing more frustrating than knowing you have money in your account but not being able to access it. Anyway now we had money to pay for our trip to the Dead cities.

Posted by krissy 04:04 Archived in Syria

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