Ancient city of Aleppo
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I woke up in morning - my fears from the night before about being decapitated turned out false.
on the street to crap some quick breakfast and a fruit juice - they know how to
make there juice in
I am going
on a walking tour of the old city in
They got all kind of different spices I don't even no the name of and other stuff I have never seen before like camel meat. They also sell really nice weeding dresses at a barging rate of only 60 dollars - a tip if you need to save a bit on the dress.
Then it is
of to the grand mosque of town.
For some unknown reason the tour guide thought it would be really good if we visited the centre where divorced parents came to see there kinds. In the middle the grand parents come with the grand children so they every 14 days can see there other parent - there we went and the guide tried to chat to a local man who came to visit his baby child for the first time in 14 days. And the guide wanted to the group to take photos of this - I like almost everybody else just wanted to get out of there - that was too much invasion of privacy.
would be off to see one of the baths in
tour it was of to do a bit more of wandering around in the town. For dinner I would
try out a little falafel place close to the hotel. There I went and tried to
buy some stuff - not the easiest communication in the world but it turned out
ok until I wanted to pay. I had no idea what the price would be but I thought
it could not be more than 100 Syrian pound about 2
I tried to
give him the
again to tell him I wanted to know the price of what I bought and pay him.
I tried a third time to make him take my money - same result he said no no.
Ok I thought there must be something wrong with my sign language but I will try one more time. Again the old man refused and this time he gave me a business card and clearly signalled for me to go away.
I left the place pretty confused why didn't they
want my money - all the locals paid. I felt a bit embarrassed knowing I
probably earned 5-10 or 20 times what they were making at the footstall. Then I
met up with some other people and they had been to the same place and could
tell a similar story they did not pay. For some strange reason her in