Monthly Archive for February, 2009

Middle East Trip - Syria - بصرى‎

was an unexpected pleasure on our second day and a great introduction to Syria. It was not on the itinerary and felt quite special, mostly because the people still lived in some fantastic Roman ruins. A Christian chapel that was home to , who encountered Muhammad in his youth, is considered one of the first Christian churches, lay in ruins. We ate fantastic food and slept on the floor at the restaurant under the welcome sign next to the amphitheatre (see last photo in set).

Click on the photo below to see the entire set.

Middle East Trip - Jordan - عمان

Siew and I have been back a week now from our month long trip to Syria, Jordan and Egypt. It’s about time I started sorting through my photos and posting them to my Flickr account. I’m attempting to post 1 set per place and use this blog as a record of our stay.

All photos are taken with a Nikon D60 with a Nikkor 18-200 mm VR DX lens, my Dad’s equipment. My D70 was out of commission due to dust spots on the sensor that I haven’t gotten around to buying swabs for.

Here’s the first set from our first day in Amman, Jordan.