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July 2002

route Aleppo-Hamah-Homs-Palmyra (Tadmur) Ar Arqqah-Aleppo

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Syrian motorcycle insurance, at the back is the fineprint (good luck)

Roadsign "pictograms",  or match the scribbles on the Arab map!

it pays to carry two maps, one in English and one in Arab to descipher the road signs.




Trying out the farm equipment


We swap for a few minutes







If you like desserts, this is the place to be.














Endless desert roads in central Syria




Temple of Bel, Palmyra central Syria

The temple dates from AD 35