For some reason Syria has never been high on my list of must-visit countries. I think in my mind it tends to get overshadowed by higher profile sites in the middle east / Arab world, such as Egypt (the Pyramids), Israel (Jerusalem), and Jordan (Petra). I have a feeling being rather simplistically dubbed part of the Axis of Evil doesn’t exactly help its tourism profile either.
That was until the recent series of blog posts over at ClearlyEnlight’s Travel Blog. The sheer amount of amazing historical buildings; Damascus, the oldest continuously inhabited city of the world; the natural scenery – all stunning, and well worth a read.
It’s now gone straight to the top of my list of counties to visit after I get back from my year away.