Tuesday night Celine, Bangali and I viewed a jazz concert in the Aleppo Citadel. First, an Italian quartet played followed by a Syrian quartet. The historic setting, and mixed audience made the concert more interesting than normal. Will post photos/video when I return to Turkey.
Yesterday I came to Damascus to meet Jeff. After a pizza in a snazzy Damascene restaurant we went to his pad and then the US Ambassador’s residence for a 4th of July BBQ. Attending were US diplomats, their families and American students in Damascus to learn Arabic. Hot dogs, baked beans with bacon, burgers, brownies, US beer and choc-chip cookies were on the menu.
I’m about to jump in a service taxi to another location. Will write again soon.