Category Syria

Sunday Photo – Flowers & locos, Damascus

Wordless Wednesday – Kadam Train Station Maintenance Shed, Damascus

The Railroad In Damascus

Damascus was our final port of call of our 2009 trip (I was with Hamish as normal) with a few days spent in the capital following a bus journey from Palmyra, truly the road to Damascus. There were many highlights of the time spent in the city, but I will concentrate on a railway theme […]

A Journey To Syria – Part Two

The journey continues from part one…….. Ankara to Adana Depart 20.05 Scheduled Arrival 07.25, 674KM Feeling a bit peckish we perused the menu. There is something really special about eating in the restaurant car of a train. I automatically think of Alan Whicker and Murder on the Orient Express, tuxedos & pianists & champagne whenever […]

A Journey To Syria – Part One

Perhaps my favourite ever train journey happened in 2009 as we made the trip from Istanbul to Aleppo in Syria. This is an account of our journey east, starting with half a day in the great Turkish city that straddles two continents……. Once more we found ourselves in Istanbul. We had booked onward trains in […]

Wordless Wednesday -Syrian Train, Latakia

Wordless Wednesday – Aleppo Train Station