Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Unrefridgerated Provia
From: Tarek Charara <>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 09:17:38 +0200

I go there very often. Never had any problems (Velvia & Provia). Syria (at
least the very small part I've seen) is very nice. You must go to Aleppo.

Lebanon. Beirut is a "normal" capital city: traffic, noise, pollution.
Lebanon is a very small country, but getting out of Beirut may take hours.
Things to see in Lebanon: Baalbeck (that's a must!), Beirut, Tripoli, Tyre,
Saida (Sidon), the cedars near Becharre, The Qadicha valley (take a guide),
etc. etc. The food is delicious and the people are friendly.

If you need more info, don't hesitate!

Have fun...

Pictures of Baalbeck

a picture of Tripoli

All made with a Leica R4 - 28/2.8 and 90/2.0


> I have a question.
> I may be 'in-between jobs' in a couple of weeks time and was thinking of
> going to Syria/Lebanon then Turkey and Greece, then back to the UK (maybe
> via Paris), the question I have is how would Fuji Provia stand up with not
> being refrigerated for the trip - if I do go I expect to be away for 4-5
> weeks. I'll be backpacking so carrying a coolbag isn't an option.
> Also has anyone been to Syria? Reading the guide book it sounds like an
> interesting country. Are there any 'must see' places?
> Regards
> Steve Unsworth