Crusader castles, roman ruined cities, souks, mosques and Middle Eastern food - all sounds good to me. OK so George Bush isn't a fan, but well you can't have everything!
The world seems to be utterly divided between those folks who tell me how Syria is on their travel wish list and are just as excited as I am by the prospect and those who give me like odd "what on earth are you thinking" kind of look.
Anyway, might be Twittering if the phone/internet works.
See you on 20th.