Last night we walked into old town to get dinner but by 10 PM were to tired to stay awake. Slept for twelve hours straight then after the hotel breakfast we headed back to old town. Had a photo for an artist that I took on my first trip to Damascus. Wasn't easy finding him in the maze in old town but showed the photo to someone that knew him and he took us to him. He was glad to get the photo. Got to meet several other artists, woodworkers, and knife makers all in the maze off the Street called Straight in the old city. Found a great bakery. The owner didn't understand English but when we asked about the pastries fresh from the oven he broke one in half and gave it to us. Was a great pastry with fruit baked in it. We bought a couple for a snack. Also found a cafe where you sit in the shade under a 2000 year old arch and can get cold drinks including orange juice squeezed to order. With all the walking these stops were great.
|Statue of Saladin at His Tomb|