Syria

Somewhere in Palmyra

If you had asked me 10 years ago about travel to Syria, I would have easily promoted it. Everyone I have met who has travel to Syria loved it. Damascus and Palmyra were incredible. Sadly, the site, which is depicted in the above photo, according to Wikipedia, was destroyed in 2017. Obviously this is a tragic loss of history, culture and architecture can never be replaced.

I think part of the reason, why I keep war torn and dangerous places on In The Know Traveler is that I am still hopeful that change can and will occur. Perhaps not now, but maybe at sometime in the near future, we can go anywhere in the world.

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