A Tourist in Syria and Lebanon: December 2003 - January 2004
The Levant is a crossroads of cultures, of civilizations, of Empire. A land intertwined with the history of Europe and intimately connected with the modern day. The Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Umayaads, Turks, French, and British have all left traces of their being upon this land. As a nexus for humanity and religion, Syria and Lebanon offer much and ask for little other than an open mind and the desire to experience a place on its own terms, rather than with preconceived notions of how things ought to be.