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28 Nov 2008 / 0 Comments / in Journeys

I’ve used eight different currencies on this trip; Euros, Hungarian forints, Romanian lei, Turkish lira, Syrian pounds, Serbian dinars and Sterling. It’s been the most difficult thing to keep track of.

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23 Nov 2008 / 3 Comments / in Journeys

Heading into Turkey again the landscape becomes noticeably more lush, hills covered in fir trees and birches. I think back to the journey out of Syria. There were five passengers; two in the front squeezed in with the driver a Taiwanese woman and I and a young guy in the back. The car twists and […]


17 Nov 2008 / 0 Comments / in Journeys

It’s a special pleasure to wake up and not know quite what you will see when you draw up the blind of the carriage window As we pass through farms of orange and lemon trees near Yenice the morning air smells of marmalade. Next stop Adana and then a bus into Syria.