The Dead Cities of Syria

4.05.2011


Yep. I traveled to Syria, a "high-risk terrorist endorsing country" according to the U.S. government.  I didn't tell my mom I was stopping here on my way from Turkey to Jordan because I knew she'd worry for nothing. Things may be a a little rocky in the Middle East now, but without a doubt, was one of the best trips I've ever made.

So this dead city.. Just hearing the mysterious name made me really want to see it. "The Dead Cities of Syria". These pics are from Serjilla, one of the best preserved of the abandoned towns and built in the 5th century. It prospered from olive and grape cultivation for 200 years, but like most of the other Dead Cities, it had not a single inhabitant by the 7th century. All that remains today are the ruins of a bathhouse, a small church, and some residential houses including a two-story villa which still stands today among the mounds of crumbling rocks.


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60 comments:

Mariel Torres said...

the ruins are stunning! and you look so pretty

Mariel Villanueva said...

Lovely place. Lovely pictures!
What a treat to have the place to yourself!

Mrs. Julius said...

you are so pretty! those are great pictures. do you travel by yourself or usually with someone?

btw, i followed you on bloglovin too! :)

Marjorie Rose said...

Shows how fragile civilizations can be. .and how even the best of architects and architecture cannot stand the test of time. Great photographs! Your presence made the images very modern. New meets old..

Natalie said...

pictures are super lovely :)

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LORENA : TRAVEL DESIGNERY said...

Mrs. Julius, I usually have the luck to travel with a friend but I did do Cuba and parts of South America and Switzerland on my own...

Marjorie, nice analysis!

Thank you guys!

Dylana Suarez said...

These pictures are so amazing!


xoxo,

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Nicole✗✗ said...

Oh my goodness this is simply beautiful! Great pictures!!

ankyl said...

beautiful!!

Emma said...

hectic thats scary but it was so worth it the photos are absolutly beautiful and so are you! xx

a!k0 said...

I never thought Syria would look so beautiful, and I would be kinda wary going there. :) I am glad you made it safe and took all these amazing pictures :D

x0x0

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LORENA : TRAVEL DESIGNERY said...

thank you Emma!!!

Francesca said...

oh my you're so lucky to have been there! x

MIXED MINDS said...

amazing pictures! & the last picture is so cutee!! :)
& I changed my blog url so you need to unfollow me and then follow me again, because otherwise you can't see whenever I post something new :)


xx fatima

Lilly... said...

Beautiful pics! And model also! :)) I enjoy traveling with you!! Kiss my dear! :))

le journal de prada said...

love the place, the photos are very cute!!
your scarf is cool!
xoxo

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Villa Bisono said...

Absolutely gorgeous pics! I admire you so much for being so gutsy, you absolutely have no Reservations! My brother went and he loved it, but he is always in the Middle East and loves the culture out there. Again, the pics are breathtaking!!!!! Your scarf is so chic too.

Besotes,

Maurenice
www.villa-bisono.com

Baby Budget Blog said...

Oh, gosh, you are my hero! I can't wait to get to these places. Too bad the unrest does give a bit of pause but oh how beautiful!

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Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Magnificent. I love these parts of the world. No crazy radicals, bomb busting, rpg weilding, political drama could ever keep me from it. Traveling is supposed to be an adventure. And you can't have adventure without a little bit of risk.

Thanks for sharing!!!

travelkate said...

Once again your photos have knocked my socks off! Gorgeous! I am fascinated by travel to this part of the world!

Jello said...

omg! truly amazing...makes me want to go for sure..
thanks for sharing ; )
love,
Jello

Lizette said...

Your photos are absolutely amazing! Helps me fulfill my traveling bug :) Your outfit is great too!
xoxo

Libbie said...

Awesome pictures!

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

Such gorgeous pics! It's so awesome to get an insider's take! I always ruled out the Middle East but your pics are making me reconsider!

LORENA : TRAVEL DESIGNERY said...

Meghan, these pics are nooothing compared to the rest of what I saw in the Middle East!..Wait until I post more from there..lol..Once the region settles down again, I highly recommend Jordan at the very least.. it was beyond!

sonidlo said...

Amazing place and pictures!

sophie. said...

thankyou for the comment :') yes, i totally agree! london is the most amazing city everrr! i would love to live there! thanks for the follow! thought i'd follow back! i really love your blog. these pictures are absolutely stunning! hope to hear from you soon. sophie xx

Tara D. said...

Your blog is awesome, and your pictures are so inspiring! Thanks for the comment. Europe has always been on my list of places to visit; hopefully soon.
=) Tara

Nel said...

The blog is very good!
Congratulations!
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Marusya V said...

Really beautiful photos... I have visited Ephesus (another great dead city) when I was in Turkey, it was such an incredible feeling to walk through ruins which were thousands years old.
Thanks for sharing!
xoxo
Marusya V
http://crashingred.com

Vanessa Morgan said...

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to visit and follow my blog. Following you too now. Not sure though if your follow went through as I can't see it anywhere. Lovely pictures. Keep up the good work. Have a lucky day!

* WOLF STYLE * said...

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GORGEOUS MODEL TOO:);)<3
WHAT DID U THINK OF TURKIE???MY BF IS FROM ANKARA:)
KISSSESSS SWEETIE
GABRI

Kassandra said...

Hello!
i love your blog!! i follow you now!
Would you come in mine and follow me?i'd be very happy!
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Nadia said...

beautiful photos!

Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy) said...

Wow, what an amazing experience. that's pretty brave, I dont know if I would have gone. I never asked how you managed to just travel, i'm jealous!

LORENA : TRAVEL DESIGNERY said...

@ Rosy, I saved $$$ and I quit my day job..lol... life is too short to waste it working for someone else..

DILARA said...

You're so beautiful! I love your Blog!

Love,
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silvioafonso said...

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Isto é maravilhoso!

silvioafonso






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LORENA : TRAVEL DESIGNERY said...

@ Woflstyle, Turkey is amaaazing! Cappadocia, Istanbul, Ephesus..it's definitely one to add to your list if you've never been...Turkish food and pastries are really good too :-)

Kelly said...

Talk about an incredible backdrop! You look super cute!

nancy @ {COZAMIA} said...

Wow, seriously jealous of all the amazing places you get to visit! These photos are stunning and you look gorgeous as usual!

Linhy said...

looks very beautiful the way its taken!! and especially you in the pic to make it better! =)

Alicia said...

These pics are amazing, such an inspiration.. love it! Have a great time in Russia!

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Emma said...

Beautiful photos, lucky U!!! U get to travel so much, love to travel!!! :)

xo Emma

TCT said...

Love your blog, the photographs of your travels are beautiful and inspirational! You just got a new follower, please follow me back if you can :)
xx


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Squeeze the Pug said...

These are such beautiful and scenic photos. And you're so pretty too

Heather Fonseca said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the photos.

Love,
Heather
http://thestyleconfessions.com/

Artist by Design said...

wow thats absolutely amazing! and youre one gorgeous girl!

from your newest follower :)

please follow me back!

Thuy said...

great pictures! :)

Un peu altruiste said...

LOVE your beautiful blog! Will be following! x

Charm Is An Attitude said...

Hi and happy start to the week! Nevere been in Syria...I'd like soon!

I’ve posted a very fresh and “juicy” Sunday outfit…black+yellow fluo, green suede maxi pochette, “banana”shopping bag and Reminiscence “fruit salad” necklace (in the kind of Prada s/s 2011 accessories ; ))
The colorblock I prefer (at least for now) is mixed with more neutral tones, like nude or black…what about you?

Hope you’ll like it… ;)

Kisses…..

IdaLinda K.
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dessert girl said...

The photos are gorgeous!

Wander.Lust said...

very pretty! that last picture of you is very cute :)

vojacque said...

pretty lady! what a great outfit for the trip, too.

Kristyn said...

Those ruins don't look like they could possibly be real, if I didn't see you in the pictures I wouldn't think they were! Such amazing photos, seems like it would be wonderful to visit in person. Your blog is filled to the brim with great pictures, I'm now following. Check out my blog if you get a chance!

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From Broadway said...

The place is stunning!!!

Deni said...

darling, this is amazing!

ps . I would like to invite you to my firdt giveaway!

x
deni

the.pink.margarita said...

I'd love to visit Syria soon! Thanks for sharing :)

Jen. said...

Beautiful images, Beautiful Blog ♥

x

LORENA : TRAVEL DESIGNERY said...

thanks so much everyone!

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