I had a busy day and didn’t get to visit many blogs and tonight, I spent watching Carolina play for the NCAA championship—an incredible game and I now get to feel like Georgetown did back in 1982 when Michael Jordan beat them with a last second shot… I’ll try to catch up tomorrow.
Twain pointed out a legend that Damascus was the site of the Garden of Eden. “It may be so,” he wrote in Innocents Abroad, “but it is not now.”
So what would I do in Damascus? In the good old days, it would be nice to take a train from Istanbul to Aleppo and then on to Damascus, but the second leg of that trip isn’t currently possible. Actually, my main thing to accomplish is to avoid bringing home any shrapnel souvenirs lodged my buttocks. I enjoy Middle Eastern food, but I doubt there would be a safe place to eat falafel, hummus, or a kabob. Maybe I’d just catch a Manfred Mann’s concert and then head on over to Jordan to visit Petra.