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Remembering Syria the way it was (and never will be again)

posted 1 Sep 2014, 02:16 by Alex Chan
Whenever I'm asked about my favourite country, the answer was always Syria without doubt. It offered a mix of Greek, Roman, Crusader, Ottoman and Arab cultural relics. Add to that, the hospitable people, good food and excellent value-for-money, you'll understand why I made three visits between 2002 and 2010 (just months before it descended into chaos).  [View photos]