Ahmad (Jake) came to visit us several times, often after his German class ended. Note the Syrian flag and President in this photo.
Claudia was one of the hard-working people at the hostel
She kept things running smoothly
Thomas is an American studying Arabic in Damascus. We enjoyed talking with him at the hostel. He started renting a room from a family,
but he would often come visit the hostel in the evenings. You can see the kitchen entrance on the right side and the wall of interesting things behind Thomas.
This lounge was not heated, but we'd often sit out here and chat. Here we are with one of the workers, Abu Muhammad aka Bob. He was our driver when we went to Saydnaya and Krac des Chevaliers and became a good friend although we don't speak each other's language.
Samer & Andrew