Travel has always been an integral part of my life.

    So when I was asked to travel the Middle Eastern countries in 2019, I thought, “Why not?”.

    After all, it’s my favourite part of the trip.

    However, as I researched, I soon realised that not every destination is as accessible and pleasant as it seems.

    As my trip started to get bigger, I realised that the region was often the most difficult and stressful for me. 

    The Middle East is a complicated region, full of competing cultures and religions, political conflicts and a huge amount of history.

    Traveling in the region has always had a challenge, even though there are plenty of opportunities to experience different cultures.

    I found it really challenging to travel in the Middle Ages, because it wasn’t like I could travel to Spain or the Middle east, because they are the traditional European destinations.

    For me, it was always a matter of choosing which country to travel to and how to choose it.

    But I also found it challenging to explore the region in the modern world.

    I wanted to know the cultural nuances, the history, the beauty and the sights.

    It was very difficult.

    But I soon found my travel partner, Mimi, who helped me plan my trip.

    She knows the Middle-East well, and she has travelled with many friends in Europe.

    We agreed that we would visit Syria, Iran and Iraq and travel by plane.

    Mimi is a British expat living in Damascus, and a friend of mine who has also travelled the Middle States.

    Before we set off, she helped me pick the most suitable destination, and which cities to visit.

    I chose Damascus.

    The place has always fascinated me.

    It’s an old city in Damascus which has always attracted people from different countries, including from Europe.

    I knew that there was a lot of history in this city, and I wanted an authentic Middle-Eastern experience.

    The journey started with a train trip to the old city, where I visited the historic city hall and the ancient tomb of Khomeini.

    Later, I went to the ancient ruins of Damascus, which was one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen.

    I also visited the city of Masyaf, which has been in the hands of the Syrian government since the 19th century.

    The city is full of museums and cultural institutions, and has been known for its ancient treasures.

    After the train trip, we travelled by taxi to the city centre, where we stayed at the hotels of the famous hotels.

    When we arrived in Damascus in 2019 for our trip, I was very surprised.

    It has been a long time since I have visited Syria.

    It wasn’t until I got there that I was convinced to visit it again.

    I spent two nights at a hotel and spent two days at a museum, before deciding to take a taxi to a city called Aleppo, which I also liked.

    I was amazed by the historical sights in the city.

    Aleppo was one the most dangerous places I have travelled to.

    There was a curfew in the Old City of Damascus for two months.

    The whole city was covered with snipers, and even the roads were closed to traffic.

    So, you could only walk in and out of the city in the old days.

    However, I have never had any problems with my travel, and this time, I wanted the experience I had in the past.

    I thought I would be travelling for two nights, and for a day.

    This time, the city was open and beautiful, and we had many wonderful sights to see.

    Aleppo is a wonderful city, filled with people and culture.

    I loved the way I felt the people there.

    Once we arrived, I felt a bit more relaxed, but I still had a lot to learn.

    I decided to visit the Syrian military base of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

    I visited it twice, the first time in 2019 and the second time in 2020.

    During my visit, I met the famous poet Khaled al-Qaradawi.

    He is a prominent writer and lecturer.

    He was born in Damascus and lived in the area until his early twenties.

    He has written several books about the Middle Testament.

    He also had a book about the Prophet Mohammed that he wrote, called Al-Qadr.

    He told me that he felt that there is no place like the Al Aqsa mosque in Syria.

    The Al-Buraq Mosque is also very important to him.

    He also had some advice for me: “Be patient.

    I think you will find that you will have fun.”

    I had an amazing time.

    I got to meet so many different people and I learnt so much about different cultures and their religions.

    I learnt a lot about Islam, about politics and religion. 

    Al-Qamarawi was a great guy, and he told me about his experiences as a child in Damascus.

    He even had pictures of the places he