Saturday, April 29, 2006

A Normal Spring Trip

Me and My partner in the university Hashem were asked to continue our graduation project by going to one the Following villages:

Do you know this villages? Well due to my general culture I know about Rastan town, and due to my "hiking experience" I know a little about Mqa3brah as I hiked near by two years ago, and the other two villages we couldn't even find them in the map.
What I know about it that it's located not very far from the Crack de Chevalier citadel to the west of Homs and in the middle of greenery there. So why not? A graduation scientific trip and a chance to take a breath in the best time of the year here in Syria.

Spring time in Hims (Homs) countryside

And there we went, we went first to Hims (Homs) where we found out that most of the people there are originally from Homs countryside, and they advised us to take a transportation to one of the major towns which is called Al-7Howash and then continue by walking. And so we did.

When we took the micro bus I realized that everyone knows everyone even the driver who knew even the names of all the passengers!
The driver dropped us in the last station and we had to continue our trip walking!
Everyone advised us to take the main road, but for me, I find it boring, so we decided to cross the valley , and then up to the mountain, using the old roads that the ancestors there made by hand and they call it "7heresh" 's roads..
First we came across an old mill, as usual now it's totally neglected.

Old Mill1

Old Mill 2

And then we went up to the top pf the mountain, where we met a simple nice family who offered us water and invited us to a cup of tea, a shepherd from a village in one of the top of the mounts there joined us, he took of his Ngab (kufieh), showed us the way and told us many strange stories about a big black snake in the valley which attacks everyone stands in its face!



We continued to the village and we found that village was really damaged because of a creep and other earth movements in the main slope over which most of the village is situate, me an Hashem took many photos and interviewed many people.

Mqa'bra- Mqa3bra


At 4:25 PM, Blogger Ghalia said...

welcome back Amr, I missed your nice hiking stories. Good luck in your graduation project.

At 9:11 PM, Blogger Catherine said...

Me too I missed your pretty pictures =)

At 11:25 AM, Blogger Amr Faham said...

thanks, I miss you too, and miss surfing your blogs as well, but very disterbed now because I have to graduate and the exams are getting closer.. Graduate or die trying..hehe

cathrine, I wish i can meet you someday.

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At 2:02 AM, Blogger Catherine said...

Well I would like to go hiking someday!so yeah I think it would be nice too.
I know what you mean..Study or die..My studies just got me to a whole different more serious level recently..Anyway, good luck!

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I wish that our garduations project like this in jordan :)
so funny at least u having fun

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At 5:51 PM, Blogger Haider Droubi said...

nice stories amr.

At 3:49 AM, Blogger MikeK said...

wow, Krak des Chevaliers. That's what I just hear about in history and movies.

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At 5:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam aleikum,

I would like to come to Syria next April to do some hiking/long distance trekking in Jebel Asariyya or elswhere. Since I am obviously a foreigner and it is very difficult to get information about trekking in your country, would you be able to provide me some contact info to organize a trek(s) - like logistic, places to stay, guiding, itinerary?

you can e-mail me to

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At 10:03 PM, Blogger david said...

hi Amr, thanks for the blog. I'm going to be visiting Syria on my sabbatical late October and wondering if you have any suggestions as to guides for extended treks like the ones you've been doing. Any info welcome. If you're in Damascus around that time be nice to meet up! David H

At 10:06 PM, Blogger david said...

Hi Amr, I'll be visiting Syria on my sabbatical in late October of this year. Wondering if you have any advice as to guides, etc. for extended hikes like yours. Thanks for the blogs. Enjoyable and inspiring!! David

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