Thursday, January 17, 2008

On the trail of Lawrence

In Aleppo, we reached one of Lawrence's stops.

We were at the Baron Hotel.
After taking Damascus, Lawrence and the Arab Revolt reached the city of Aleppo. Staying in the hotel, Lawrence managed to rack up a bill.... that didn't get paid for!
But if you've just defeated an entire empire, who has time for such triffling matters?

The four of us sat down in this famous watering hole and ordered drinks. We were following in the footsteps of some amazing names and echoes of empire.

So we ordered some nice gin and tonics.

Later in the evening, back in the hostel, the owner decided to show me some of the clothes he had.

He insisted that Chris and I both try these garments on.
We were in Aleppo!!! Following in reverse the path that had been taken by Lawrence of Arabia over 90 years before us!

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