It's our last full day in Damascus. We mostly spend it exploring the back streets of the Old Town. It's Friday, so most of the city is closed, except happily for the Christian Quarter. Happily, because that's where we're headed.

Off the beaten track, we discover such wonders as cats in the street eating butchers' cast offs and small children playing with a dead rat.

An unexpected consequence of it being Easter is the appearance of street vendors with cardboard boxes full of live chicks.

All in all, our day is relaxed, as we run out the clock in the picturesque surroundings of Old Damascus.

In the evening we visit the Al Kamel restaurant. It's memorable mostly for the bloke flogging dead foxes outside the door.

Incidently, my Mystery Illness is still with me. I'm alternating ibuprofen and paracetamol to keep the pain in my legs in check.

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