Leaving Strasbourg I look up at the ceiling at the train station and see it is wooden and painted with a flower design, similar to the one in Aleppo. The old part of the station is covered over with a glass structure. It’s a bit like a glass dish placed over a piece of aged […]
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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.
It’s funny being back in an environment where I basically understand everything. It makes observing things much harder. I’m taking so much more granted and seeing so much less. The bar I go to in Strasbourg is like a pub with wooden chairs and half-curtains. The barman is tall and skinny with an ironic manner, […]
Lovely Strasbourg claims to be the Capital of Christmas 2008. When I arrive I see people waiting for the shopping mall to open its doors for the day. Thinking of Damascus Souk I go in and look around the same way, as if everything were strange and all the details were deeply interesting. We head […]