Photo of the Week: In the Souks of Damascus

Damascus Syria antique souk market

In the fierce heat of the midday sun, I wandered through the souks of Syria’s capital and spied a stall owner catching a quick nap among his antiques.

NB: While the atrocities occurring in Syria today are devastating, I feel privileged to have experienced the country in a more peaceful time. It really is such a beautiful place. If you want to make a donation to the relief effort in Syria, there are numerous charities available. Alternatively, you can donate via the Red Cross here.  

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Flora Baker is the founder and editor of Flora the Explorer, where she writes about her travels around the world, her volunteering exploits and her ongoing attempt to become fluent in Spanish by talking to anyone who'll listen. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

6 Responses to Photo of the Week: In the Souks of Damascus

  1. Ceri October 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    <3 <3 <3 Gorgeous.

  2. Agness (@Agnesstramp) October 7, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    That’s a really beautiful photo! Wow, this place is fully stocked.

  3. Audrey | That Backpacker October 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    This is beautiful! I love the eclectic mix of things in his shop. And he’s just having a little nap in the back – perfect! 😉

  4. erikastravels July 16, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    What a beautiful picture

  5. erikastravels July 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

    What a beautiful picture! I hope Syria becomes safe enough to visit once again. I was able to visit Damascus two weeks before the country erupted in chaos, but I’d love to return and visit other parts of the country.

    • Flora July 22, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

      Thanks so much, Erika! I’m wishing for the same thing – it was such a beautiful country and I hope that it can get back to some semblance of that eventually…

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