11/17/2004

Going West


Many Syrians spent their Eid vacation in Lebanon. Beirut, only 90 km west of Damascus, is a favorite destination for Damascenes. In the picture, Syrian taxi cars are waiting to cross the Lebanese border.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello i am french and my parents are both syrian, i love syria. i've seen many times this building through which we can cross the syrian/lebanon border in some syrian productions (moussalssalaĆ¢t)on the syrian channel which is seen throughout the world, believe me all syrian people who are abroad, watch syrian TV. I wonder if you know where i can find a "forum" to speak with syrian people, teenagers, to get in touch with syrian people. (in english)

Whatever said...

hey; salut mec Ƨa va !!? je suis Syrien aussi, mais j'habites a Paris pour finir mes etudes, si tu veux des website pour les jeuness va a www.shabablek.com pas mal mais c'est en Arab, anyways, lets use English now, Mr.Haykal thanx for this awesome website, awesome pictures of my lovely Damascus, i keep checking it out everyday, but i think u should update it with more freaking shots of Damascus :)

Anonymous said...

ouais ca va merci euh ouais mais je peux pas ecrire en arabe avec mon clavier et tout et en plus je ne comprends pas tout!

Anonymous said...

yen a pas un de site en anglais pour les syriens etrangers et les syriens vivant en syrie?

Anonymous said...

Man, they have not changed the cars they use on Damascus-Beirut line. I left in 1989 and I remember those Dodge cars, they were my favorite. Abu Issam picked us up at 6:00 in the morning and took us to Beirut. On the way back we bought bread from Shtura. Half of it always went to soldiers manning the checkpoints. Ah, the good old days. Thank you for this blog. I check it every day for pictures of a land I miss so much.