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Just back yesterday from a week or so in Syria!

Excellent time, even if it was with a group of language students from London on their abroad study year (man, that made me feel OLD)

So different to see a place that has real history... oldest continuously inhabited city (Cham) etc, the pre-Roman buildings and streets at Tadmur/Palmyra, Umayad mosques at Cham and Aleppo, gotta go back and do it slowwwly. Or see if I can get on a project there. Or anywhere!
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good to see you back....
and how can you feel old...you are a puppy yourself
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sounds fab...got any pix...?

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good to see you back....
and how can you feel old...you are a puppy yourself
yeah but the others were all 20-21
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yeah but the others were all 20-21
20-21 you say. Excellent. Students you say. Capital. Gender????
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20-21 you say. Excellent. Students you say. Capital. Gender????
mixed

(in terms both of being, and of preference)
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mixed

(in terms both of being, and of preference)
Well I hope you capitalized on the opportunity to develop your Arabic linguistic skills!!!

Must tour the Fertile Crescent myself sometime - people tell me it's far more authentically Arab than the Khaleej....
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JVR20 - go to Yemen, you won't regret it.

Am planning a trip to Hadramout and then to Socotra Island (home of the funkiest trees ever) later this year
 
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JVR20 - go to Yemen, you won't regret it.

Am planning a trip to Hadramout and then to Socotra Island (home of the funkiest trees ever) later this year
I just seen some great photos of Yemem as a colleague went there last week ... it looks amazing.
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It's beautiful, safe and friendly (the sa'ana and Aden regions are, some of the others are a bit mired in tribal conflict)

Sae'ed Felix Arabia indeed!!
 
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It's beautiful, safe and friendly (the sa'ana and Aden regions are, some of the others are a bit mired in tribal conflict)

Sae'ed Felix Arabia indeed!!
The girl has offered to do a write up on where to go etc. I am not sure yet exactly what part she was in. It was nice to see a place with such culture.
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Google Socotra, its an unspoiled paradise.

Island off the coast of Yemen, only one flight a week there., have their own language (not arabic), two hotels i think, Plenty of fauna etc which only exists there...

Can't wait to go there
 
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Google Socotra, its an unspoiled paradise.

Island off the coast of Yemen, only one flight a week there., have their own language (not arabic), two hotels i think, Plenty of fauna etc which only exists there...

Can't wait to go there
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Google Socotra, its an unspoiled paradise.

Island off the coast of Yemen, only one flight a week there., have their own language (not arabic), two hotels i think, Plenty of fauna etc which only exists there...

Can't wait to go there
Just had a look ... very cool.

Wouldn't want to miss that return flight though!!!
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Just back yesterday from a week or so in Syria!

Excellent time, even if it was with a group of language students from London on their abroad study year (man, that made me feel OLD)

So different to see a place that has real history... oldest continuously inhabited city (Cham) etc, the pre-Roman buildings and streets at Tadmur/Palmyra, Umayad mosques at Cham and Aleppo, gotta go back and do it slowwwly. Or see if I can get on a project there. Or anywhere!
Did you pass by Souq Hamidiya???
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