Saturday, December 28, 2013

How well do you know the world?

Think you’re a geography expert?
Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s Geoguessr – the game that proves how well you know the world!

A snapshot of the game
First, move around using your mouse and figure out where you are. Then click on the map in the lower right hand corner to place your marker (zoom in to increase your accuracy). When you’re sure, click the “make a guess” button, and find out how close you were! Once you’ve mastered the basics, set a time limit or challenge a friend. The world’s a huge place – get exploring!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

60 Photos to remind you how beautiful Syria is

Syria; the cradle of civilization has played a core role in the history and development of civilized man. It has been a great crossroad for trade between the Mediterranean and the East; it exported the Alphabet to the West and has been linked to Religion from the beginning, from the Semitic Deities to the monotheistic faiths.

The country is not the same anymore! Most of it’s infrastructure has been destroyed and many historical places either bombed or looted.

We still hope that one day we will be able to build it up just like what we -Syrians- did for thousands of years, as Syria was and still a conflict center for thousands of years because of it’s location and because of it’s rich historic place in the world.

Below are 60 photos from my own gallery that will remind you how beautiful Syria is/was. I couldn't include all cities and all important locations because I discovered that even though I have lived in Syria for 32 years, unfortunately I did not have the chance to travel to every corner in this beautiful land.

DamascusScenes from the old city of Damascus. Top: A view from the top of the old city and it’s surroundings. From Left: Hamideah Bazaar, Craftsman, Barber, Bazourieh Market, Nofara Cafe.